I met a real bad bitch in the club tonight
She told me, "Watch the snakes cause they watching you"

from J. Cole – LAnd Of The Snakes Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Cole was warned to be very careful of people with bad intentions because they are starting to notice him since he’s gotten bigger.

The church reference later in this same hook is juxtapose with the infamous tale of Adam and Eve falling victim to the snake which watched and plotted on them until luring them to do evil (i.e eat the forbidden fruit), further proving how Born Sinner is full of religious references.

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