The Devil’s Trap

In our Bible Reading today, Paul gives Timothy some advice. Paul reminds Timothy to stay away from evil and foolish things. Then Paul talks about people who are caught in the devil’s trap.
Years ago, trapping animals in America was a big business. People depended upon animal fur to make warm clothing. Trappers knew how to bait a trap and catch the animals they wanted.
The devil knows how to tempt us and catch us in his trap. He tried to make Jesus sin, but Jesus remained pure and sinless. We should be like Jesus and say, “No!” to the devil. God’s Word will give us strength to escape the devil’s temptations.
Be careful and guard yourself from the traps of the devil. Share God’s Word with others so they can “wake up to see what is happening and free themselves from the devil’s trap” (verse 26b).