Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability]
over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
Luke 10:18 [AMP]
My son and I checked into a hotel in Grenada, Nicaragua hoping to get a little R&R but, because it was the rainy season, the hotel
was mostly empty and we were placed in a room that probably hadn’t had guests for a while. My son got in the shower and then quickly came out telling me that there was a “bug” in the shower and that he had brushed across his foot.
I went to find the bug and found a small scorpion in the shower. I was pretty freaked out but smashed it and went to tell the hotel staff. I had an ugly vision of being at the emergency room in this developing country. I did not want that experience.
Needless to say, we were careful to inspect the shower whenever we went in the bathroom.
The scripture is true figuratively because we can command (tread over) evil spirits represented in the scripture by the scorpion. The scripture is true literally because we do not have to live in fear, the Lord is watching over us.