A police officer in a native settlement in northern Canada told this story. One day a rabid wolf came into the camp. Eventually, the police officer killed the wolf, but he was not able to do so before it attacked a young man and his Grandmother . . . in their home, making kindling out of a chair the young man used to protect himself and from his attacker.
The amazing thing was, however, that, since this was a Canadian village, there were about 150 sled dogs in the village. Together they were more than a match for a sick wolf, yet even though they were there, the wolf attacked undeterred. Why? Well, the reason was simple: In order to prevent the dogs from fighting and wounding each other, (which they were prone to do if they were allowed to stay together) they had each been tied to wooden stakes spaced far enough apart to prevent them from reaching any neighboring animal. Because of this, the wolf walked freely among the dogs, killing some and badly wounding others. In isolation they were no match for their foe, and they suffered terribly for it.
That’s a picture of what happens to us as Christians when we isolate ourselves: Alone and isolated, Satan is able to deceive us and defeat us. We are easy prey for the enemy of our souls. We desperately need one another! If we are going to overcome the attack of our enemy, we must focus on Christ and fellowship with His family.