I read that the Eskimos of Canada and Greenland have an interesting, if rather cruel, way of hunting bear. They will take a bone, preferably a wolf bone, and they will sharpen it at both ends. Then they will coil it through a process, freeze it in blubber and lay it across one of the paths the bears travel. As the bear comes along he smells the blubber and in one gulp he takes it and swallows it, not knowing that it’s just blubber on the outside, but on the inside there’s this twisted, sharpened bone. And the minute he swallows it he’s dead. He doesn’t drop down just yet, but every move he makes, every step he takes, causes that bone to twist and to slash and to tear and the internal bleeding starts and the Eskimos just follow the tracks of that bear until it dies.

Beloved, not everything that glitters is gold; it may look attractive on the outside but could be poisonous. The devil is a strategist but our God is the Master of Strategist. Devil has been devising mischief and evil for a very long time thus he’s got all kinds of experience in his kitty to ‘shipwreck’ any life. Countless generals of God have had their spiritual jugular shattered just by thinking they are invisible. “Let him that think he stands take heed lest he falls.” Great men have fallen and some though recovered, their lives and ministry never remained the same again. Open your eyes my friend, that thing may give you a temporal pleasure now, but buried in it is a ‘twisted sharp bones’ that can cause your spiritual walk with God to come to unrecoverable halt. ‘Can a man put fire in his bosom and not be burnt?’ Just like the Eskimos in our story, the devil is lurking around to strike when your guard is lowered. These days, you care less if you pray or even study the word, little wonder why you are easily falling prey to the devil’s scheme against your life. Beloved, no one is infallible, your good speeches and oratory will not save you in the days of adversity, it is your depth in God that will keep you. Let’s run from the shenanigans. Constantly look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Keep yourself pure for only the pure will see the Lord. Be prepared. God bless you Big.