The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Meet the Enemy at the Door

Home security is a multibillion-dollar business. Fear, preparedness, and hysteria drive the market higher and higher. The options are more tech-savvy than ever. Doorbells and security systems have video options to see who’s at the door. Friend or foe. Though only 1 in 4 Americans have taken these measures, tech moguls are developing better and better systems so we can see “who is at the door.” The FBI even says that a home with a security system is less likely to be robbed, and people are taking appropriate measures.[1] Awareness led to activism.

As people become more aware of the problem, they take aggressive action. Home security is rising, but this writing isn’t just about home security. We are talking about another enemy at the door. The enemy may be complacency, laziness, overworking, and passivity. These enemies lull a man into a comfortable feeling while devising a plan for their demise. They steal futures, marriages, and legacies. They rob faithful people of faithfulness.

If an intruder makes his way into your life, family, or marriage, you give him the upper hand. Where may the enemy be hiding? Is he hiding in your attitude toward Christ or your marriage? Is he hiding in that coworker who is enticing you with compliments? Is he with you when you argue with your wife? Is he peeking into your life by tempting you with pornography? Is the enemy driving you to work yourself to death? Where is the Enemy? At the door or inside?


You have the upper hand when you meet the intruder at the door. You control access, and you can defend and plan accordingly. Let this awareness lead you to take aggressive action.


“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:6-8, NLT[2]


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[2] Tyndale House Publishers, Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2015), Jas 4:6–8.