My son recently found a snake in his front room closet, just a black snack gratefully. However, he probably would have not known it was there if it were not for the persistence of his son. His five year old son saw it crawl onto the front porch and then slither through the screen door somehow and then into the front closet. . . . . . . . .
I wonder how many snakes have crawled into the closets of my heart and I might not even know they are there. You know, that old serpent, the devil, has a way of crawling close to our heart's door and then slithering right on in without us even noticing sometimes. Maybe we have heard the Holy Spirit whispering and saying, there is a snake in there, you better get it out. But I ignore it and say it is just my imagination. But the Holy Spirit is persistent and says yes, I see it, I know it is in there! You better get it out!
How important to walk daily in the spirit and listen to His voice so that when a warning comes, we can listen and obey. How important to know when that old devil, the serpent, is sneaking up on your and ready to slither into your heart's closet. Don't get caught by surprise for you may have a lot of cleaning out to do. Daily we ought to ask the Lord to search our hearts and see if there be any wicked way in us and then to lead us in the way everlasting. (Ps. 139:23-24)
Do you have any snakes in your heart's closets today? Is there something that should not be there, that you are ignoring and telling yourself it is your imagination? Maybe it is time to clean out those closets and look closely for that snake that may be coiled in the corner, threatening to strike at any moment.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. . . .
Remember: that old serpent, the devil is very subtle - he is sly, cunning, crafty, deceitful, and treacherous. Pay attention for he may be ready to slither through your heart's door at this very moment.