When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand.
When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.”
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
For me, this is perfect example of how we Christians should react through the spiritual attacks of the serpent. It is only by the indwelling of Christ that we can overcome the venom of his bite. Jesus defeated the serpent on the cross, and our faith in Him gives us that same power. It is more than likely a test of our faith when trials come our way, and a testimony to those, who don’t know Christ Jesus, of the strength He provides through the power of His love and what He accomplished on the cross.
In everything Praise The Lord!