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The Snare Of Sin
By Brian Price 10/13/2013

"6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped." - Psalms 124:6-7

The Bible tells us here in Psalms 124 about the fowlers, and their attempt to trap their prey. For those of you who don't know, a fowler is someone who hunts wild birds for food. And just who is a hunter according to the scriptures? Proverbs 6:5 says, "Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler." The hunter according to biblical definition is someone who is seeking a human prey for a selfish purpose. In this case of Proverbs, the hunter is actually an adulterous individual. It says in the same chapter, "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will HUNT for the precious life." Whether we realize it or not, a weapon of the enemy is temptation. Sin can be a terrible weapon against any person because it is like a snare of the fowler. To the bird, he is unsuspecting of the snare waiting for him. But as soon as he gets closer to the trap, he finds himself caught in a deadly cage. Ancient archeology details the biblical account of Sennacherib, the king of Assyria. According to one source, archeological findings tell how the king of Assyria besieged Jerusalem, and how he had shut up the Israeli King Hezekiah "like a caged bird." The Bible tells us that Hezekiah eventually prayed and God saved the entire city of Jerusalem from being overrun. But it is interesting to note that this evil king had tried to shut up Hezekiah like a caged bird. That's what sin does. It ensnares those given to it and traps them in like a caged bird. The only answer is for the captured soul to pray for God to set them free.

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