Two worldly friends went to Coney Island. The last “attraction” they visited was a shooting gallery where they had celluloid balls propelled by jets of water. The balls rose and fell, and when they fell, they fell out of sight. The idea was to hit them as you saw them. The first of the two friends shot all the cartridges in his rifle, but didn’t hit one of the balls. Then, the second man picked up a gun, took careful aim, shot once, and all of the balls fell. His incredulous friend said, “Bill, that’s the most wonderful shooting I ever saw in my life! How on earth did you do it?”
Bill replied, “I shot the fellow working the pump!”
Just a made-up story, but it does illustrate getting to the meat of the matter. The source of the problem must be addressed to win.
The devil is behind much of our world’s problems and he must be addressed.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Take aim at him because he is taking aim at you.
Give it some thought.