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Thursday, May 9, 2013
May 7, 2013
Today's Photograph . . . . Copperhead (USF&W)
Bible Study Verse
I Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (ESV)
While driving down the road, the strange posture of a cow caught our eye. We soon realized she had just given birth to a calf.
As we pulled off the road to watch, she appeared to walk away from the newborn. We couldn't understand how the cow could just walk away from her calf like that, leaving it vulnerable.
My thought was, "That calf' is coyote bait." That statement immediately brought to mind Peter's above warning. Today's society is full of dangers for all of us. How often do we leave our kids or even ourselves at risk because of our carelessness?
We need to constantly be on our guard. Rest assured, our adversary is diligently watching for any opportunity.
He unsuccessfully tempted Jesus three times after His baptism. Yet, he wasn't finished. In Luke4:13, we read, "And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time,"(ESV).
The bottom line is: Don't become a coyote's or Satan's bait.
Always use a flashlight when walking into your hunting area after dark. I was entering a ground blind that was very familiar to me, yet unfamiliar to my hunting partner. Had he not flashed his light into the blind, I would have stepped on, or worse, sat on, the resident Copperhead.