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00189 - Why are elephants scared of mice?

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

It’s an odd question, but true none the less. Studies show that because the elephant is outwitted by this little pest, it can stop it biting its toes or climbing up its body onto it trunk, so the elephant would rather run away than deal with this little adversary.

I don’t want to call us elephants and neither do I want to call the devil a mouse, yet we get so scared by the prospect of his influence in our lives that we flee from him rather than him from us.

James 4:7 says ‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’. (NIV) The point is, we should not be scared of an adversary smaller than the power within us. Submit to God, hold yourself in the cleft of the rock called Jesus and the ‘mouse’ will have no alternative but to flee.


It’s about time the mouse of fear, fled from the elephant of faith.


Lord, help me to not be intimidated by the devil, when I live my life in the power of your son, Jesus, Amen.

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Let's remind ourselves all the answers to prayer we have had, God will come through if we submit ourselves to him.

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