Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Borrowing from the comments by soldiers using night vision in combat, ask yourself: How valuable is the ability to see your invisible enemy by taking away his cover of darkness—How useful is the ability to neutralize threats quickly—How disconcerting do you think it is to a terrorist organization when all its fake identities, safe houses, fronting businesses, weapons caches, terrorist cells, and its ultimate, secret playbook are intercepted and disseminated—How helpful would it be to know the psychology of your enemy leader, his motivations and the resulting tactics?
Oh yes, you can believe that Satan is hot under the collar about you having night vision and his desire is that it goes one place: nowhere. That’s why in order to employ God’s night vision it’s going to take a lot more than passion and a game plan against pride.
Notice that he doesn’t give just anyone living wisdom for the fight. He looks for the difference between the intellectual understanding and practical application. We all know lots of guys, pastors, and full-time theologians who have been given the Intel that God provides and are still getting slaughtered by the enemy. The Bible says the more spiritually undivided you are the better your Intel gets. More integrity, more clarity, “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright…. Is a shield to those who walk in integrity.”
Jesus, you have given me a new mind to understand your will. Thanks for the Intel and the opportunity to return the favor.