A young man was out on his manhood quest one fall day trying to decide
what task he would under take to prove his manhood; when he came upon a
tall mountain, toped with the first snow of the year. This will be my
test, thinks the young man to himself as he started to climb.
The climb was hard and long but the young man completed his task. Then as
he rested on top of the mountain he heard a soft voice...help me it said.
The young man looked for the voice, and there he found a rattlesnake dying
in the snow. The snake pleaded with the young man to save him from the
cold, but the young man said "no mister snake, for if I pick you up you'll
bite me and I'll be the one that dies". No No said the snake I shall not
harm the one that is to save me. If I do, surely I shall die in this
cold. The young man gave this some thought and decided to help the snake,
so he picked up the snake put him in his shirt and started his long climb
down the mountain.
When they reached the valley below, the young man removed the snake from
his shirt and placed it gently on the ground, then the snake struck and
bit the man. Why did you bite me pleaded the man?
The snake just looked at him and said, "You knew what I was when you
picked me up!"
Temptation always comes from the enemy to test our faith and knowledge.
The Bible says in James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist
the devil, and he will flee from you." Never let the enemy tempt you in
anyway because in the end it will result in death. The enemy will never
let you see the end result of the path that he tries to get you on because
if he did, you would never even consider sinning against the Lord.