Beware of serpents in your life
By GARY ANDREWS
Editor and Publisher
During the summer months of last year my wife and I experienced something that had not happened to us before. For this event we were strictly unprepared for and it really caught us by surprise.
Satan works in mysterious ways and we, as Christians, are sometimes caught off guard and we have to suffer the consequences. When we let our defenses down Satan will creep in and saddle us with thoughts and actions that are very unbecoming. As Christians we are constantly going to be attacked by non-believers and the ways of the world.
Satan can take the tiniest of situations and turn it into something amazing for him. He will look for the smallest holes in our lifestyles and creep into our lives and cause us some serious damage if we are not up to par with our walk with the Lord.
We need to pray daily and continually study God’s word and seek His wisdom. We need to consciously understand who our friends are and what they believe in. There has been occasions when someone’s best friend wasn’t really a best friend.
There is an old saying that says, “The company you keep will determine the trouble you meet.” How very true this is.
Serpents disguised as beautiful people will get into your life and take you down to their level if you allow it.
The experience that my wife and I encountered on this particular evening was a very unpleasant one. We came home, with our one year old granddaughter, after prayer meeting at our church. To our surprise we went into our bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom and there lay a two-foot copperhead snake on our bathtub. This varmint somehow had slithered through our low to the ground bedroom window or gained entrance some other way into our home, which should always be protected.
Needless to say it really got out attention and we went from top to bottom of our home searching and looking for places a snake could come into.
We were able to rid our home of this serpent because it was a tangible animal and we could put it back outside. When serpents come into our personal lives we may have difficulty getting rid of them because they are not tangible. We need to stand firm on God’s word and allow Him to be our guide.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for taking care of me and my family. We praise you for all you do and ask for you continued guidance on our daily lives. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Proverbs 22:24-25: Monday - 1 John 2:15-17; Tuesday - 1 Timothy 1:18-20; Wednesday - Zechariah 3:1-2; Thursday - 2 Corinthians 2:1-11; Friday - Job 1:8-12; Saturday - Matthew 4:1-11.)