I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, let me warn you about “snake talk.” In Genesis, Chapter 3, the serpent deceived Eve. She joined with him in “snake talk,” allowing the snake to call God a liar. This put doubt in Eve’s heart. She opened herself up to the deception and the deception opened up her (and Adam… and all of us) to sin, death and broken fellowship with God. Once the snake got away with this, he had entrance to say anything, and Eve would entertain his words. We still listen to far too much “snake talk” today. What can we do about this? In Matthew 11:15, Jesus said, “He who has ears, let him hear.” He referred to hearing His words, not some snake’s lies. Here is the point. Never listen to any snake who wants you to doubt or water down the absolute truth of God’s Word. Use the discernment God has given you, coupled with the knowledge you have of God, to reject words that would cause doubt or compromise. Write this expression in the depths of your heart; “No snake talk!” Always stand on the foundational truth that “snake talk” is exactly what it always has been – a deathblow from the devil. Remember, God’s Word is truth, and brings abundant life forever more. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry.com and let’s agree that snakes are liars and God is always true!