8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1 Peter 5:8-9
1. Know the evil one
a. He is your enemy
b. He is a dangerous enemy
2. Know the tactics of the evil one
1. Temptation comes to everyone.
'If you think you are beyond the reach of temptation, be careful because temptation is common to man.'
1 Corinthians 10:13
2. Temptation is different to each one.
Some people's temptation is riches.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:6-10