Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. [...]
The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!" He said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
Don't Tread on Me
Serpents and scorpions are old testament symbols of evil. The power over evil is something to rejoice about, but the gift of a loving God is perhaps more worthy of our praise. In other words, let's not get all caught up in God for a power trip, but rather rejoice in God's compassion and grace.