If only Adam or Eve had screamed these 3 words, how different one could only wonder. Kill the snake! When temptation sneaks up on you, kill the snake!
A snake made the unfortunate mistake of swimming when Donna was cleaning the pool. I was in the middle of painting and I knew Donna, Katie, and Amy could handle the task. I was available if it got out of hand. But it didn't. Katie bravely scooped up the snake out of the pool. Donna was right there with her pointing it out. The three of them had murder on their mind.
I suggested they feed the snake to the chickens. Now that was a sight. Amy pulled back the netting and Katie thru the snake in. Nobody ever taught our chickens how to share. One would get it and run 3 laps around the pen and try to tear it to eat it, and another would pull it out of her beak. This went on for 10 minutes until one decided she could eat it in one gulp. Almost enough to make you say, "poor snake."
The moral of the story is kill the snake! Don't let a liar push you to sin. Do not be deceived, the devil is like a roaring lion seeking who he could devour. Resist him and he will flee from you. Jesus is God! of the devil too. Jesus is the winner. Love Him with all your heart.
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
The New King James Version. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1982, S. Dt 6:4-9
AND KILL THE SNAKE!