2013: The Year of the Snake

Monday, January 14, 2013 Posted by Anitra Elmore

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I recently read that 2013 is the year of the snake*. My immediate response to that was, "What year isn't?" When isn't The Snake slithering around seeking whom he may devour? Isn't he always lurking about every year, every day, every moment, looking for an opportunity to have his way?

Of course he is, but this year, like every other year, we have the advantage. If we trust in Christ and know Him as Savior, we have an assurance that we will always come out on the winning side.

So, as we enter week 3 of 2013, let's face the year with our eyes on Jesus and our faith in the power He gives us to overcome. Need a little boost? Here are some verses to keep you focused.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.1 Peter 5:8-9
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8





*According to the Chinese Zodiac (and no, I'm not Chinese, I don't follow the Chinese zodiac and I'm not suggesting that you should).


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