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Caught in a Trap

  • Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. Psalms 141:9'10 WEB.

    If you examine a fishing lure closely, you will find a deadly barbed hook concealed within something that appears tasty and harmless on the outside. Much the same way, a trap is a device that is designed to not look like a trap.

    In a pit trap, they dig a hole in the ground, place sharp sticks in the bottom, then cover it with branches and leaves to conceal it. In the center of the trap, they may place something tasty to lure the animals there. The unfortunate animal that goes after the bait does not realize that it is a trap until it is too late, and they fall into the pit.

    Many things in life look harmless, enticing, and pleasurable, but the end result is bondage. They become a trap. For instance, some recreational drugs may seem like a harmless escape, but they almost always end in some form of addiction. For others, it may be an affair, pornography, or who knows what. There are so many to choose from, but the end result is always bad for us.

    God has a plan for you, but the enemy has a counter plan for your life if you go after his lures. All along the path of life are snares and traps set for you with the sole purpose of ensnaring you. It always involves a choice, and God will provide a way out if we listen. When we stumble, we usually know darn well what we are doing.

    David also added, "while I pass by," which literally means "while I pass right on by the trap safely!" He was a man who had slipped through many nets with the aid of God. David knew where his help came from.

    "For by you, I run against a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall" (2 Samuel 22:30 WEB).

    No weapon formed against David prospered, and he served God his entire life. It was not that David was a perfect man. Far from it. But when he stumbled, he would humbly repent and try to live better.

    Watch out for the enemy's bait. If it looks like something you want, but you feel that little voice inside warning you, then you better avoid it. If you have already gotten snared, cry out to God who will deliver you. God can get you out of the enemy's trap. He is a delivering God, and He will set His people free, but it is a lot easier if you just don't take the bait.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a new fire within me and draw my heart to You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for keeping me away from snares and traps, in Jesus’s name I pray, Amen
December 11, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this, Amen. Lord Jesus you are my deliverer!

December 11, 2020
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 11, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 11, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all your love. Amen 

December 11, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you God. You are my rock, my guide, my anchor, my everything. I could not do this journey without You. AMEN

December 11, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Father God Please Help Me To Avoid Any Traps In My Life Amen

December 11, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Please heavenly father in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

December 11, 2020
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

December 11, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

December 11, 2020
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I can relate. For most of my younger life,  I was enslaved to eating disorders. I can testify that the only thing that saved me from myself was not a " thing " but a Person: Jesus Christ. Total surrender is difficult and takes a long, long time. But with God,  all things are possible.

December 11, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for delivering me from the traps, Amen!

December 11, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

With you help dear Lord, help me to escape snares and traps. I want a daily walk with you Jesus.  Amen 

December 11, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father

December 11, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I am a sinner and I 've been lured many times, I humbly ask You to  lead and strengthen me inside out to follow Your will . Never leave me or forsake me, I want to walk with You all the days of my life. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, please keep us with your devotionals that are an example of what the Lord wants from us. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

December 11, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

amen! thank you dear Lord for keeping me safe please, and for my family also, thank you for this devotional so much  :)

December 11, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 11, 2020
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen

December 11, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me knowledge and wisdom. Help me get closer to you dear God. In the name of Jesus Amen 

December 11, 2020
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Lord knows that I am a sinner. I have fallen, yet I have gotten back up and repented not to make the same mistake again. God has been my rock and salvation for me to be able to have peace in my soul. He is an awesome God and I am always thankful for His forgiveness and tender mercies.

December 12, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

December 12, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 12, 2020