Seen a snake?
Psalms 55:21 - The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
All snakes travel in a zigzag fashion (leaving for the Boa Contractor which is very fat); their direction may be in one way but their body will move in another. They do this because they do not have legs and they use their body to push themselves forward. If not threatened they are very smooth, but the moment they sense harm to themselves they will open their fangs like a cobra, or rattle their tail like a rattler, or open their mouth with fangs out like a viper. Snakes bite out of self defense or to hunt food.
I love animals of all kinds and love observing their behavior. The behavior of the snake is the behavior which Satan had when he deceived Eve and Adam. Satan knew God's plan for creating man and was threatened by it and went out and bite man with his nature.
The nature of deceit - smooth talking people or making traps for others with intentions to destroy while being in good books with them. Snake move zigzag because they do not have legs similarly deceitful man does so because they do not have hope. Hope for good things neither for themselves, nor others. Therefore they live by human desires and instincts. All things they do are based on them.
Like the Psalmist says do not worry about such people, leave them to the Lord to take care and His whip will be very harsh on them.
Confront such people will only put you in further worst situation. I do not mean you get scared of them or run away from them. I mean to say is like when you encounter a snake you avoid confounding them so also avoid engaging or getting into argument with people of deceit.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are good and all goodness comes from You. Give us the wisdom to control our mouth and our anger and help us discern man and his hidden behavior. You protect us and sustain us every moment of our lives. This we pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
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