Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Don't Mess with the Snake

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Don't Mess with the Snake
This week a security guard working at a hotel in Bali, Indonesia was killed when he tried to capture a 15-foot-long python. The 59-year-old man picked up the snake and put its head and tail on his shoulders, thinking he could easily handle the reptile. Imagine his horror when the python wrapped itself around his neck and strangled him. Bystanders watched the tragedy but were unwilling to help the man, fearing the same fate for themselves. The snake escaped into nearby bushes and hasn’t been found.

I’m sure this man felt confident that he could handle the snake, but he underestimated the power of the huge serpent. Many people make the same mistake when they play with a particular temptation, thinking they can walk away at any time. But to their horror they underestimate the power of the serpent and find that they cannot escape its grip.

Satan is called the serpent in the Bible (2 Cor. 11:3, Rev. 12:9,15) and his power lies in his ability to deceive people. He makes us think we can play with temptation and handle it, but it’s all a trap. Keep this story in mind and don’t underestimate the serpent’s power, or you could end up like that security guard.
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