Dominion and deception

The serpent may have been more subtle (deceiving) than any other beast of the field (Gen 3:1) but it was still part of the creation that man was to have dominion over (Gen 1:28). We could all learn a lesson here, as Christians we should understand that we are to exercise our dominion over the enemy and not be ignorant to his devices (II Cor. 2:11).  Those whom the god of this world has blinded their minds (II Cor. 4:4), the lost would realize that he is a liar and the father of it (John 8:44) and for their eyes to be open to see the enemy for who he is one who kills, steals and destroys (John 10:10) and to see the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) for whom He really is. The one who laid down his life for us all (II Cor. 5:14).