by David Logan
“There’s a snake!” My sister’s words were urgent as our family chatted in the living room of our African home. We followed her gaze and with a cold chill recognized an adult spitting cobra under one of the chairs.? Immediately all conversation ceased and other activity halted until we had removed the danger from our home. That same urgency to deal with something exceedingly harmful should characterize our first response to sin in our lives when convicted by God.