Proverbs 7:21-23 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Just what is the definition of a TRAP, or SNARE? Looking at it from the perspective of an item, rather than a deed, there are many answers. A snare can be a net that is baited. When any prey goes for the bait, and has enough weight to trigger the trap, the net is either drawn up taking its prey with it, or dropped down completely covering and entangling its victim.
Another form of trap is an open pit covered with a deceptive covering. When anything walks on this disguised covering, they fall into this pit and are either killed by spikes in the bottom of the pit, or entrapped until the maker of this trap returns.
Today we also have devices that are more modern and clamp two metal jaws shut to hold its prey. Some traps, which are less harmful, are cage like. Once inside the cage, the door will drop and hold it victim at captive.
When looking in the Encarta Encyclopedia it says, “a device designed to catch an animal and kill it, or prevent it from escaping, e.g. a concealed pit, or a mechanical device that springs shut.”
Most often traps are designed for animals. However, we must be aware of the traps set for man. They may not include ropes, pits, or steel jaws, but they do the same thing. They cover the life of the victim, often holding it captive until death.
In the verses today, the enticement of fair speech from a luring woman has lured the unsuspecting victim into such a trap. The author says; as an ox to slaughter, a bird to a snare, or a fool into stocks. Once trapped, the freedom and life once enjoyed, is lost forever. That is unless someone sets them free.
The wages of sin is death. This is true for all sin, and for all people. We would get what we deserve, unless the mercy of God sets us free. God is not only merciful, but His Grace abounds for all who will believe. Will you allow God’s grace to set you free from sins trap?
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