The Apostle Peter warned the early Church of the destructiveness of the devil, the great accuser of God and His people, the Chief instigator of evil, and opponent to the Will of God. But if we read in Job 1, the devil’s power is limited on earth. He’s not free to act in the affairs of mankind…he must ask permission from God. That’s because the devil is finite…a fallen angel lacking divinity. Granted, the devil has more power than earthly creatures, but infinitely less than the Lord. (I John 4:4) So that’s why Peter is telling us to be wary and exercise restraint over our own impulses, emotions, and desires…for this is the devil’s favorite playground…getting us to react impulsively…lacking wisdom or forethought.