7/27: On Webs


As I reached to dry my hands once, I noticed a spider hanging between me and my towel. All I could see was the spider, but I knew a strand of a web existed because it couldn’t be suspended in thin air; it had to be attached to something.

That spider met it’s well-deserved fate; however, if I had left it alone, it would have had time to build a much more intricate web. Although the new web would be easier for me to see, it would have also been much stronger than the single strand, and able to catch larger prey. The purpose of the first strand was just to suspend the spider; the purpose of the web would have been two-fold—to hold the spider and to catch an unsuspecting prisoner to use as food.

Although Satan is depicted in the Bible as “a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8), I see a perfect picture here of his tactics in my encounter with the spider. When we first encounter a temptation, we need to understand it as a ploy from the devil himself. At that point, Satan is hanging by a single thread, a weak strand that is easily torn down. But, if we yield to the temptation and refuse to eliminate the threat, Satan is left with time to build even stronger enticements—a more intricate web—that will catch us, allowing him to devour us as his prey.

Kill the spider at first glance and tear down the web.


©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.


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~ by sanewriter on July 27, 2013.

One Response to “7/27: On Webs”

  1. Amen sista.

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