Monstrous Monkee Mash
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If Davy had known much at all about Rhine legends, he would have known better than to go out with a girl named Lorelei. An ancient tale (told in verse by Heinrich Heine in the early 19th century) states that at a point where the Rhine narrows and rocks make the water treacherous, a beautiful maiden called Lorelei would come at night, sit on the edge of a cliff overlooking the water, and sing sweetly as boats passed. The sailors, enthralled by her beauty and charmed by her melodious voice, became entranced as they neared the rapids. By the time they regained their senses, they were already lost. Seemingly oblivious to the cries of the drowning sailors, Lorelei continued her siren song until daybreak. Had Davy known this, I doubt that he would have allowed himself and his friends to go through the harrowing (and hilarious) experience that came from his desire to please his latest girlfriend, who certainly lived up to her name.

Christians need to be able to discern what is from God and what is from the devil. Paul warned the Thessalonians to "test everything" (I Thessalonians 5:21; see also I Corinthians 14:29). It helps to know the enemyís battle plans when launching a defense or offense of any kind. Reading Godís Word can help us understand both Godís will and Satanís tactics (II Timothy 2:15, 3:16).

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