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Job 19:6 (a) Job's circumstances, troubles and disasters which befell him on every hand are compared to a net which catches fish or animals, and makes them helpless.

Psalm 9:15 (a) In this way the Lord is telling us that the schemes and plans of the wicked, whereby they hope to enmesh and catch Christians, have turned about to be a snare for themselves, their own devices work against those who made them. (See also Psalm 25:15; Psalm 31:4; Psalm 35:7; Psalm 57:6).

Psalm 141:10 (b) These nets may be the wicked designs and evil traps prepared by David's enemies to catch him. The case was reversed and they fell victims to their own evil plans. (See Habakkuk 1:15).

Proverbs 1:17 (a) The Lord is evidently warning us against the hidden snares, pits and traps of the enemies of GOD. They use hidden schemes and plans, veiled or camouflaged in order to deceive and thus seduce GOD's people. We are to be diligent, vigilant and alert of these devices of the Devil. (See also2Co 2:11).

Ecclesiastes 7:26 (a) In this way the Lord is warning us against the tricks and traps of Satan who would like to destroy the testimony of the people of GOD.

Isaiah 51:20 (a) It is evident that our Lord is thus describing the defeat of His people who will be captured and bound by their enemies in the streets of the city, when GOD pours out His wrath upon them.

Ezekiel 12:13 (b) This figure is used to describe the way in which the King of Babylon will capture the King of Israel as a bird is caught in the net.

Matthew 4:21 (c) These nets may be taken as a type of the schemes and plans of many religious leaders to capture souls for the church. They need mending constantly, but they should be forsaken.

Matthew 13:47 (b) In this parable the net represents the great religious plans and programs of Christendom which are used to gather in people of every kind, saved and unsaved. At the judgment throne the Lord, the head of the Church, will separate the saved from the unsaved, and will cast out of His Kingdom all things that offend.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Net'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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