FORMER POLICE officer tells of the tactics of roving bands of thieves:
They enter the store as a group. One or two separate themselves from the group, and the other start a loud commotion in another section of the store. This grabs the attention of the clerks and customers. As all eyes are turned to the disturbance, the accomplices fill their pockets with merchandise and cash, leaving before anyone suspects.
Hours–sometimes even days–later, the victimized merchant realizes things are missing and calls the police. Too late.
THOUGHT: How often this effective strategy is used by the devil! We are seduced into paying attention to distractions, while evil ransacks our heart and lives.
“Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices” ( 2 Cor. 2:11).