Originally posted on 2/21/2020
I found a scorpion on my stairs one morning. Andrew had already gone to work and he hadn’t seen it. Luckily our son wasn’t born yet, let alone mobile and so not in danger. It really scared me though and it was quite a process getting it off the stairs onto the tile so I could kill it (our stairs were carpeted…).
It got me thinking though. Scorpions just hang out for the most part waiting for prey. They don’t really move or do anything and you hardly notice they’re there, but when you finally realize, you’re terrified and kill them.
Do we react the same way to social issues or bad habits in our families? Those are metaphorical scorpions that can damage you and your family later. Recognize them for what they are (Satan’s influence) and kill them.