The spider spins a beautiful web ….. but it is designed to trap and kill his prey. That is so like the devil ….. the enemy of our souls. He doesn’t go round with horns and a pitchfork as often portrayed. That would be too obvious! No! He appears as an angel of light. He cleverly presents his case ….. and lures us into his snare with persuasion and promises he has no intention of keeping. He is a master of counterfeit and deceit. We are seeing and hearing his lies on a daily basis as he slowly erodes and twists everything that is good and right. And then he points the finger at those who stand for what’s right ….. and makes them the enemy! In order to recognise what’s false ….. we must focus on what’s true!
‘See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.’ Colossians 2:8