Job 8: 11-14: Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the reeds flourish without water? While it is yet green and not cut down, it withers before any other plant. So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust is a spider’s web.
Have you ever seen a safety net on a construction site, or perhaps in a Three-Ring Circus? They are sturdy. Some are made of High-density polyethylene. Raw materials woven, knotted or tied together, which can hold hundreds of pounds.
Then you have the spider’s web, strong for his needs, but truly weak by our standards. A lot of Christians today are holding onto a safety net made of spider webs. Simply a chemical, protein, made in a gland in the spider’s body, which is pulled out by their legs. (It’s called spinning the web).
The Christian who is depending on the safety of the spider’s web, is usually going by things he has seen and heard in movies or on tv. People are basically good, unless we are really vile, we are going to Heaven. This is man’s pretensions to religion. Not true. If you believe that, your safety net is merely a spider web.
These beliefs are like the grass without water, which withers while it is still green before it can even be cut. The hypocrite thumps his chest and shouts out his vain works, deceiving himself and cheating the world with his vain confidence.
Don’t put your trust in the spider web to keep you safe for eternity. Go for the stronger safety net, also known as the ark, Jesus.
Salvation isn’t rocket science, it’s very simple. As a matter of fact, it is so simple that many people think it just can’t be that easy, so they ignore it and try to lean on the spider’s web.
Here’s the skinny on it, first you must be sincere, really mean it from your heart. Then you simply ask Jesus to come into your heart and forgive your sins, all of them, the ones happening now and the ones from your past. Then ask Him to help you lead your life in a way pleasing to God. He’ll do it.
So tonight, as you place your head on your pillow, think about the spider’s web. Is it strong enough to keep you from spiraling into hell when your life is over? The answer is simple. It isn’t. You need the ark, Jesus. If you accept Him, you one day will close your eyes to this world, and open them in Heaven. We are all going to live for eternity. There are only two locations for that, Heaven or Hell. The choice is ours. Turn your back on that spider web. Until next time!
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