Bite That Snake!

"Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Down in south Texas, Valentin Grimaldo, 40 years old, was bitten by a poisonous coral snake in May 1996.  He was walking with his brother along the highway near Encino when he reached into some tall grass and was bitten on the hand.

That’s when Valentin proved he was a real Texan.

He grabbed the snake that had just bitten him and bit the snake’s head off. Then, with the venom pumping through his veins, he skinned the snake and used the snakeskin as a tourniquet to keep the venom from spreading.

Hospital officials said the bite left him in excruciating pain for several days, but that his aggressive response to the snake saved his life.

His brother, Fidel, kept the snake’s head as a keepsake.

Satan’s attacks are painful and can be lethal, but if we will retaliate against him under the power and authority of Jesus Christ – God can sustain us with the very thing with which Satan intended to destroy us.

Go ahead – bite that snake’s head off!

Temptation is a real part of the Christian life. We never need to consider ourselves immune.

But we can remember that God is faithful. He is faithful to make the way to escape from the temptation.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!