1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Over the next few weeks, we will be dealing with the topic "Stay Woke" and today I will introduce the importance of staying #woke!
I know many of you have heard of the song, "Redbone" by Childish Gambino. But how many of you have heard of the Christian remix? Stay woke, Satan creeping, he better not find you, catch you sleeping, now stay woke, Satan creeping he better not find you and catch you sleeping. Now let me put this in context for you, the term “Stay Woke” according to Urban Dictionary is to keep informed of the chaos that is going on around you in times of turmoil and conflict, specifically on occasions when the media is being heavily filtered. It is critical to stay woke because the truth of the matter is, Satan will find you. Our scripture lesson reminds us that Satan roams around the earth looking to see who he may devour. Therefore, it is necessary to stay woke to the ills of society - poverty, human trafficking, community violence, intimate partner violence, financial schemes - as well as what is going on inside of you - lying, apathy, jealousy, lustful, mistrusting, insecure, unhappy, manipulative, or impatient spirit. And as our scripture reminds us, Satan is creeping he gonna find you and better NOT catch you sleeping, now Stay Woke!