On her way to visit her sick granny, Little Red Riding Hood is warned not to talk to strangers. However deep in the woods she meets the Big Bad Wolf. She doesn’t ignore him or run away. She stops for a nice chat and things go rapidly downhill from there. She was just being friendly, wasn’t she?
As Christ-followers we have an enemy who absolutely hates us and wants to destroy us. Here’s good advice: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith” (1 Peter 5:8,9).