I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase, “When opportunity knocks, be prepared to take it.” The phrase, “when opportunity knocks” may refer to the chance a person has to do something they’ve wanted to do for quite some time – perhaps take a trip to a faraway place. It may refer to a chance to advance your career – perhaps being promoted at your workplace or accepting the job you’ve been wanting for a long time. Be prepared to seize an opportunity when it comes your way!
Satan also understands the importance of seizing an opportunity when it comes along. We should always be sober-minded and watchful because Satan is prowling about, seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8. When he finds an opportunity to tempt us to sin, he will take it!
No wonder Paul wrote that we are to give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:27, ESV.