Serpents and Scorpions

“I saw Satan fall… I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:18-19ESV).”

Jewish sages consider the scorpion to be the primordial serpent in the Garden of Eden. God cursed that creature to crawl on his belly and eat the dust of the earth. The scorpion of today, unlike the snake, is a creature whose nature is to sting. He does so without provocation while snakes bite upon being stirred.

The devil works in two fundamental ways as the tempter. He masterfully twists you making you passionate for the desires of the world. Satan stirs your appetites for wrong things and actions. But like the scorpion, he can make you cold for the things of God serving your interests rather than those of the Lord. You may go to chu