I still love to learn about the animal kingdom and watch spellbound when TV wildlife shows graphically depict a predator stalking and capturing its prey. I am amazed by female lions who stealthily surround a band of grazing zebras before springing into action.
The results are predictable. The victim is always the one that strayed too far from the herd.
David offered protection to Abiathar after the brutal slaying of his father Ahimelech.
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil,
prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1st Peter 5:8 NASU
There’s only to keep from being 'picked off' by the enemy of my soul. Remain near Jesus and His people. Close to the edge, I’m an easy target. I must be aware of my own vulnerability and stay far from the outer limits of barely permissible, unwise, or isolated activities.
“Stay with me; do not fear. For he who seeks my life
seeks your life, but with me you shall be safe.”