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Stronger than a Crocodile – a Devotional on Proverbs 18:10

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The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safeProverbs 18:10


The headline of an article in our daily newspaper read, “Aunt punches, kicks crocodile to save nephew.”
It certainly caught my attention and I read on, knowing that the jaws of a crocodile are very strong. The article told of how an Australian family was having a picnic near a creek. A nephew had shot some wild geese. As he was loading them into his small tin boat, a crocodile lunged at him, gripped his leg with its jaws, and pulled him into the water.

The aunt and uncle raced to his rescue and punched and kicked the crocodile. That was indeed very noble and selfless, but many of us would probably have done the same thing. However, the blows alone wouldn’t have been enough to loosen the reptile’s grip. Crocodiles have a jaw strength of several thousand pounds of force per square inch.

Then I read the clinching sentence. The aunt said,

I hit his nose with my fist and I yelled out, ‘Help! In the name of Jesus!’ and the crocodile let him go.

There is power in the name of Jesus!

When was the last time you cried for help using the name of Jesus? I need to be reminded of the power of the name of Jesus. How about you?

Father, thanks for reminding us again that Your name is powerful. Help us to remember that when we are being attacked by the enemy. Amen.

by Katherine Kehler
Used by Permission

FURTHER READING

• A Sample Prayer – Claiming our Victory Through Jesus

•  How To Be Sure God Listens To Your Prayers 

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