Snake! Watch your step!

Snaky thinking says:
“If it looks tasty, try it,”
And asks us the question,
“Did God really say not to eat it?”
But choice without conscience
(God’s truth in our heart),
And self-steps without obedience
(Based solely on own
Desires, feelings, and knowledge)
Open our free will
To the deceptive appeal
Of the evil influence
Of the slivering snake
That prowls around
In the garden of our mind
To paint ball God’s inner image
With the despairing colors
Of death and distortion
That separate us
From the Source real life.

Photo by Donald Tong on

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to Snake! Watch your step!

  1. Marcus Hurst says:

    I love the word pictures. You make an excellent point there.

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