Beware the Serpent

African rock python

African rock python

Two Canadian brothers, Connor Barthe, 6, and Noah Barthe, 4, were apparently killed by a large python while they slept in a Campbellton, New Brunswick, apartment that housed the giant reptile. The 14-foot African rock python escaped from its cage and made its way through the ventilation system to the room where the boys were sleeping. They were found strangled to death on Monday morning. The snake has been destroyed. The incident is under investigation.

This terrible tragedy reminds us of a spiritual truth; the devil, called a serpent in the Bible—is seeking whom he may destroy. “The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”—Revelation 12:9.

Let us beware the serpent, and take refuge in God.

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”—James 4:7.

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