"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." 1 Peter 5:8-9
Entrapment is the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for it. I like to think of the devil as this type of individual. He is an entrapper. He lures us in to the crime of sin so that in the end of it all we will be persecuted for it. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” It is his whole aim to destroy us, and thankfully our Saviour’s goal is for us to have abundant life!
The devil sets out to entrap us each and every day of our lives. He literally sets out traps for us. He preys on whatever our own individual weaknesses are. He devises his wicked and evil plan to snare us. If one way doesn’t work, you best believe he will try another. His entrapment for me and you may be totally different, but he wants to get us just the same.
He may allow someone to cut you off on the highway, and then you say a dirty word. ENTRAPMENT!
He may tempt you to look through your spouse’s phone. He lures you in, and makes you think it’s alright to go on an dgo through it because you pay that bill. Once you do, ENTRAPMENT!
You’re single and lonely and you just need a companion for the night because the loneliness is just too much to bear. You call up the one you know will come and sleep with him…ENTRAPMENT!
You are just sick of that old husband who won’t do anything you want him to do! You go file divorce papers. ENTRAPMENT!
Your friend has been begging you to go to the club and you know God has convicted your heart, but you go. ENTRAPMENT!
I think you get the picture. It’s time that we stop giving the devil space in our lives. We will let him catch us with any and every
thing. If we can’t master little things such as having bad attitudes, getting smart at the mouth, being defensive when others may point our
flaws, then how can we truly serve him? How can we truly win souls for him? The devil may do all of the entrapping, but GOD is judge and
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Peace and Love.