February 25, 2018
Num 21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
When you attack the Word there is no safeguard against serpents. Earlier they attacked the enemy and there was no mention of anyone being lost. Here, they attack the type of the Word and much people were slain. What the sword of the enemy could not do, the serpents of judgment did. You can have great victory over your enemy and then lose ground because you misrepresent God’s Word. Lord help us to respect and revere your Word.When there is no safeguard against the serpents any thought can build in your mind a stronghold that will become a sinful action.When there is no safeguard against the serpents any feeling can deceive you into false assurance and a twisted venomous perspective of morality.When there is no safeguard against the serpents any doctrine can persuasively present itself and before you can thoroughly examine it, the fangs of apostasy will sink into your interpretations of life.When there is no safeguard against serpents any seducing spirit can find lodging in your vision, making you see the appearance of evil as the appearance of good.
I remember reading years ago how certain snakes would lay around a rabbit hole until it studied the movements of the rabbit, eventually consuming the unsuspecting creature; then it would take up residence in its hole, lay its snake eggs, and within a short period of time that rabbit hole will become a snake pit.This is often what happens when the Word of God is tossed aside as dull and boring; a snake pit of hellish reason and thought replaces good moral reasoning. But there is hope in the one who became the likeness of sinful flesh to deliver us.