Satan is Watching

It’s not what you’re likely to hear in church this weekend, but it’s true nonetheless.

Oh, you might hear “this world is evil,” but it seems no one is willing to talk about how it got that way. You might be told to resist the temptations of Satan, yet how often are you reminded that he is powerful, and he is watching?

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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. —Romans 13:4 (KJV)

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Good advice, followed all too rarely.

Some, it seems, never get past the first two words.

Speak softly.

They never wield the big stick, and so their soft speech is only an effeminate emphasization of their weakness.

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