According to the news,
scientists came across an unusual sight in the Florida Everglades. A
python that had swallowed an alligator was actually killed as the
alligator struggled to escape the python's stomach. No doubt when the
python ate the alligator, he thought he was fulfilling some kind of
need in his life. He was not wise enough to understand the
consequences. We human beings are even worse. We try to fulfill our
need in destructive ways, even after we have seen evidence that it is
destructive. In the end the sin we have embraced consumes us.
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.