THE TRUE ALPHA AND LEADER OF THE PACK
Do you recall the phrase - "Be careful what wolf you feed."? Well, that is the phrase that came to me to start the New Year. The catch is wolves travel in packs. There are not just two wolves to be careful about. So it is in life.
One wolf could represent Christ Jesus. This is the wolf you want to find yourself feeding all the time. The other members of the wolf-pack are known as ourselves, the devil and the world. Again, if you treat the True Alpha with the respect due Him daily, Jesus Christ, then He will manage The Pack.
There is no escaping being part of this Pack. The Holy Spirit is everywhere. The devil is going after everyone. The world is a fallen system that we are doomed to continually attempt to repair. And humanity is stained with the tendency from birth to do their own will all the time.
However, Father God supplied The Answer and continues to supply Him today. Mind you there is a devil that desires to kill, steal and/or destroy your soul, BUT GOD provided His Son Jesus as a substitute for a perfect life that we could not live. He also provided the power over death and the grave we could not accomplish. All this was done through The Cross and the empty tomb.
Mind you, there is a world that has a plethora of traps ready to ensnare you at a moments notice. The world could almost be looked at as a wolf-pack unto itself. BUT GOD said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Mind you, from birth, humanity is damned to be a selfish being. BUT GOD annihilated this tendency and the fallen relationship between us and Him by the shedding of His Son's blood even to His death upon The Cross. "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." (1 Peter 1:17-19)
Scripture says about the devil's agenda - "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8) Not exactly a wolf (lion), but still razor sharp teeth and a passion to see you devoured. Will you choose to feed this wolf and his den? Will you choose to feed your own or humanity's appetite for life? Will you accommodate the world's insatiable desires for more from your life? Or will you decide to nourish your life with Father God and His Son, Christ Jesus - The True Alpha And Leader Of The Pack?