National Patriots’ Day

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And all of them conspired together to come [and] attack Jerusalem and create confusion. Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night. Nehemiah 4:8-9

Today, Patriots’ Day, commonly referred to 9/11, is an annual observance to honor the people who died or were injured during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Some communities hold church services or prayer meetings. People who experienced the tragedies, or who lost loved ones in them, often lay flowers at the sites or visit memorials. The American flag is flown at half-mast.

The Bible tells you, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The events of September 11 should serve as a perpetual reminder of the need to stay vigilant. Terrorists are still seeking openings to attack, and you are well advised to not let your guard down.

On a more personal level, you’re wise to remember that the devil, the ultimate evil, is constantly seeking to tempt you in a moment of weakness or to cause you to compromise your convictions and fall. His goal is to bring about your ruin. So be on the alert! Don’t give him any opportunity.
 

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