On Wednesday nights at church we have what we call Discovery for school aged kids. We are doing a lesson about women of the bible with the teen girls. Last week we talked about Eve.
We were discussing how Eve had everything. We got a good laugh when the book said even her toes were perfect. How many of us don’t like our toes or something else about ourselves? Eve was perfect and in a perfect environment but yet she made the wrong choice when the serpent showed up. So we can learn from her mistakes and learn how to avoid making a wrong decision when Satan shows up in our lives.
We were given some suggestions on how to do this. It was called a “Snake Repellent.”
- We need to have a life verse that we can rely on when temptation comes. Think about it, Jesus used the Word to fight off Satan. If it was good enough for Jesus, I’m sure it will work for us. There is a whole Bible full of verses to pick from. One of my favorites is: 1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
- Satan deceived Eve by changing God’s Word. If we want to avoid “Snake Attacks” then we need to stay in God’s Word. We need to know His Word well enough that we can see the difference.
- Take some time and decide what you will say when tempted to sin. If we prepare ourselves ahead of time it is easier than trying to think on the spot.
- Let Jesus do the fighting. Stay close to Him and let Him take care of your battles. He is stronger than you and the devil.
So how close do you want to be to a snake? Me? As far away as possible. But I live near water on a large piece of property so I am sure they are all around me. I have seen a few and it seems like they always just sneak up on me. That is just like Satan. He is all around us in this world we live in and if we are not paying attention and using our “Snake Repellent” he will sneak up on us before we know.
So during this week, let’s practice using our repellent and try to avoid any sneak attacks from Satan.
- The lesson was out of a book by Cherie Wood, called “Women of the Bible for Teens, Book 1.”
I look forward to seeing notifications in my inbox from Broken But Anchored. I really enjoy reading your blog. As I thought about this one and choosing a “life verse”, I realized I have two! Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation and constant in prayer.” And the 2nd is Philippeans 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” No matter who we are, we all have struggles and fears. One way to remember the verse you choose and be reminded of God being there every minute… Set the verse as your lock phone screen saver. Every time you pick up your phone, there he is!