He looks really harmless as a youngster.
The Hyena is a specialized scavenger created by God to consume any animal whether alive or dead. They like vultures, have strong stomach acids to completely digest flesh and bones. They leave nothing behind!
Their powerful jaws can crush bone, rip sinew and devour every part of an animal. A group of hyenas can devour an entire Zebra and leave no leftovers, not even the bones, in under a half hour.
Their vicious nature makes them a threat to each other when feeding. They fight with each other over the remains, ripping and clawing one another. Hyena are cannibals and will attack and eat other hyenas including their young.
Satan desires to devour us in the same manner. He doesn't wish to just wound us, confuse us or send us in a wayward path. He seeks to destroy us and leave nothing behind.
1 Corinthians 10:12 (ESV)
12 Therefore vlet anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
Do you think Satan will ignore you? Like the hyena, Satan is relentless. He is just waiting for you to stumble. Then the feeding frenzy will begin.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
v Rom. 11:20; [2 Pet. 3:17]
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Co 10:12). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.Copyright © Danny Sartin. All Rights Reserved.
Spiritual Safaris are written for those who support Deeper Still Missions and its goal of missionary retention.
Re-Prints: Deeper Still Missions devotionals are protected by international copyright laws. To request reprint permission contact the offices of DSM. Permission is granted and encouraged to forward this post in its entirety to others without making any changes or deletions.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.