by Macy Johnson
“Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs;
they came out of the mouth of the dragon,
out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”
(Revelation 16:13 NIV)
I walked to the top of our driveway to get the mail. There was a loud croaking coming from the water-filled ditch across the road. I stealthily crossed the street to investigate. Frogs croaked from several directions, but I couldn’t see them. Sudden silence. They sensed a predator nearby. I poked a stick into the long, small pond of wet leaves, hoping to spot a frog jump to safety. No response.
Back at my computer, I googled “frogs” and the American Museum of Natural History provided fun facts:
- The world’s largest frog can grow to 15 inches and weigh 7 pounds!
- Launched by their long legs, many frogs can leap more than 20 times their body length.
- Frogs have been known to live for 20 years.
- Male frogs have vocal sacs. These balloon-like pouches resonate sounds like a megaphone and can be heard a mile away as they call a mate.
“Leviticus classifies the frog as an unclean animal. The imagery suggests the deceptive propaganda that will, in the last days, lead people to accept and support the cause of evil.” (The NIV Study Bible)
“But all creatures in the seas or streams
that do not have fins and scales –
whether among all the swarming things
or among all the other living creatures in the water –
you are to detest.”
(Leviticus 11:10 NIV)
My amphibious neighbors represent wickedness in God’s Kingdom. God calls me to ignore evil’s clamor and listen only to Him.
I will disregard the croaks of deceptive propaganda that try to pull me away from the Truth. I hope you will, too!
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