Beware the Spider
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.
Jesus promised He would always be with us, even to the very end of the age. This verse, however, indicates that there could be a time when God cannot be found. For the wicked, there is certainly coming a day when the time to surrender to Christ will cease, and a relationship with the Father is no longer possible. This verse, however, has an even deeper implication for the Christian. We, too, may experience times when God cannot be found.
Sin dulls our sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. We fall into sin because our fleshly nature yearns for it. Sin is always a quick fix to our pain or void, and we seek the temporary relief, rather than the ultimate healing. As long as we cling to what makes us temporarily comfortable, we will never overcome the sin that so easily ensnares us, according to Hebrews 12:1.
When we find ourselves in the entangled web of sin, God may seem far away and hard to find. We’ve listened to the voices that make our flesh feel comfortable, and we can no longer distinguish God’s voice from temptation. We become lost and stuck in its confusing and confining structure, just waiting for the spider to bite and suck the life right out of us. If only we had listened to God’s voice before we became entangled, we could have avoided devastation.
Don’t toy with danger. Know that if you deliberately go where you should not go, you may find yourself caught in a trap. Seek God while He may be found, and run from evil. Webs tend to form in dark, hidden places. If you find yourself trapped in one, there is a spider lurking somewhere who sees you as lunch. If God seems too hard to find, cry out to Him so He may find you. Webs are easily broken from the outside, and God is perfectly capable of stomping the spider on your behalf.
Have a blessed day!