Under the Radar



We’re never off God’s grid: He knows it all before it happens (Isa. 46:10a) and sees it all when it does (Heb. 4:13). Not only is the darkness like light to Him (Psa. 139:12), but our very thoughts He perceives from afar (Psa. 139:2). God never needs GPS to track us, for there is no place where we can flee from His presence (Psa. 139:7).

The enemy of our souls, however, depends on tracking devices — “spiritual radar,” so to speak. He relies most heavily upon pride. Evildoers and bloodthirsty men “spew” their arrogance through curses and lies, and are thus “caught in their pride” (Psalm 59:2, 7, 12).

Pride not only acts like radar, allowing the enemy to track us easily; it also acts like a vortex that sucks us in and pulls us down. Proverbs 16:18 is well-known: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

So how does one effectively stay “under the radar” of the devil?

—     “A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor” (Proverbs 29:23).

—     Jesus says: “I am gentle and humble in heart” (Matthew 11:29).

—     “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

Grace is like a cloak that prevents us from showing up on the enemy’s radar. But grace is only given to the humble. Let us walk then in humility, staying “under the radar” of the Evil One, yet within God’s focus: “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:2b).

2 Comments

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    Debbie Dussault

    Good word, Karen! Pride sneaks up on us and overtakes us so quickly if we are not staying under the enemy’s radar! I want to be that person of lowly spirit who gains honour! Thank you!

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      You’re welcome, Debbie! As I am blessed to know you personally, I can heartily affirm that your spirit is like Christ’s and that you walk in His honor.

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