The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV
We have a thief in this world that is out to destroy and kill us. Not only that, but he wants to keep us from the Kingdom of Heaven. Who is this thief? It is Satan, Lucifer, the devil, the beast, the dragon, and many more names who is our enemy. Our verse today ends with a promise. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who has come so that we may have life.
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 NIV
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 NIV