He can crawl like a serpent,
and he can roar like a lion!
(J. C. Philpot, "The
Thorn in the Flesh")
"So that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are
very familiar with his evil schemes." 2 Cor. 2:11
Satan well knows both how to allure and how to
attack; for he can crawl like a serpent, and he
can roar like a lion! He has snares whereby he
entangles, and fiery darts whereby he impales.
Most men are easily led captive by him at his will,
ensnared without the least difficulty in the traps
that he lays for their feet; for they are as ready
to be caught as he is to catch them! Why would
Satan need to roar against them as a lion, if he
can wind himself around them and bite them as