Bear Attack

July 28th, 2013

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Psalm 51:1-19

The seventh grader stood at the school bus stop next to the weir (a fish trap). A mother bear with two cubs emerged from the woods. When the sow turned toward the student, he started to run, but he remembered his bear defense. He dropped to the ground and curled. The mother bear was on him in a second. She swiped her paw across his back once, then led her cubs into the woods. His shredded back pack absorbed most of the slashing attack. He only required a few stitches. Because he remembered his bear defense, he was spared a much worse fate. He told his story to his parents, the staff at the hospital, and friends at school. They rejoiced, and thanked God for protection and bear safety instruction.

Psalm 32 reminds us of God’s plan of defense against sin.

  • Acknowledge our sin. There is no salvation in hiding our sin.
  • Believe on Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins.
  • Confess our sin to the Lord.
  • Go to the defensive position. He is our hiding place.
  • Sing the songs of deliverance. So that others will hear and be encouraged to trust in God.

Author: Blair F. Rorabaugh


One Response to “Bear Attack”

  1. Barbara Says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Have you ever heard the saying, “Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you”?

    When we come under satan’s attack, we can allegorically relate the attacker’s words and actions to the growls and claws of a bear. The world lacks the fruit of the Spirit that can properly resolve any problems. Thus, in remembering our Old Testament example of the battle is the Lord’s (2 Chronicles 20:15) and the New Testament teaching of our spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:17), the devotional’s example of “dropping and curling” also gives us our instructions regarding these attacks and the “waiting on the Lord”(Psalms 27:14).

    We are to “drop” our pride and “curl up” in the teachings of Christ that lets the Holy Spirit fight the battle. We only need to handle of the situation with the fruit of the Spirit and let it go. .

    I’ve found that the principle works!

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