Squeeze has multiple definitions depending upon the context. This term can refer to firmly gripping an object, getting through a restricted space, obtaining something with difficultly or shooting a round from a gun. In the 2015 film the Squeeze, a young hot shot golfer played by Jeremy Sumpter is lured by a high priced gambler to play golf for money. Based upon the real life events of Keith Flatt, Sumpter goes to Las Vegas to put his life and family on the line in a high stakes bet for 1 million dollars. In the end, Sumpter has to choose between keeping the woman of his dreams or remaining undefeated as a golfer.
For God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened [that is, you will have greater awareness], and you will be like God, knowing [the difference between] good and evil.” 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise and insightful, she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate, Genesis 3:5-6.
After Lucifer was kicked out of heaven for glorifying himself as the most beautiful arch angel, he took with him a third of the angels. Maintaining angelic powers while on earth, Ephesians 2:2, this ruler of the air recruited powers of darkness to put the squeeze on mankind. Lucifer’s first victim is an innocent woman, Eve, curious about the Tree of Knowledge. Although her husband Adam was right there with her, he allowed enticement to linger. This lack of spiritual leadership enabled sin to be conceived.
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt—given over to sensual appetites]; nevertheless his days shall yet be a hundred and twenty years,” Genesis 6:3.
By the time of Noah’s generation, the presence of sin spread like a spiritual plague throughout the earth. Disappointed by the choices made by the human beings, God decided to punish future generations by limiting life on earth to 120 years. Similar to the tactics used by Riverboat played by Christopher McDonald in the Squeeze, temporary pleasures are hard to resist. What make matters worse is that Satan knows your weaknesses, luring weakened souls to indulge their sensual appetites. In the end, what choices will you make when you are squeezed by temptation? Choose wisely.
by Jay Mankus