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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DON’T PLAY WITH THE SNAKE


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When GOD placed Adam and Eve in the garden perhaps HE should have told them, “Don’t play with the snake.”

It is obvious that they developed a friendly relationship with the snake, and they trusted him to do them no harm.

From the time that Adam and Eve were deceived, mankind has been deception challenged or prone to it. You only have to look at the relationships men and women have gotten into which resulted in heartaches and misery. The root of this deception is from the very core of evil himself, Satan.

John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Just as the serpent yielded himself to Satan so also do the deceivers of today give themselves to him for Satans purposes. One paradoxical thing is that those who take advantage of people in a deceitful way are victims of Satan themselves for they have been also been deceived. They are snared and cannot seem to free themselves from his grasp.

In today’s world “The Snake” comes to us in many forms. It may be shady business dealings, illicit affairs, giving false impressions or whatever the case may be.  Behind it is the same entity that deceived Adam and Eve.

Paul gives some snake proof actions in Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

If the opposite of these things is evident then they are to be avoided at all costs for you are about to “Play with the snake.”

Ya’ll forgive for putting this song on here, but I thought you would enjoy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceaLH8WmZ2E&feature=related

Linking up with Tracy at Winsome Wednesday


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