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Sep 15, 2010

Web-Free Building

The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches. Job 27:18 (NLT)


Now who would ever think of building a house with something as flimsy as a spider’s web? I dare to say that no one would, if they were able to see that the material was just a web. But Satan is so crafty in leading us to believe that seeking fame and fortune is the way to build our lives. He spins the web of lies that say if we just had more, more, more everything would be just right.

Can what you’ve chosen to build your life upon weather the storms life brings? Anything built without a proper foundation will eventually fall.

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At September 15, 2010 at 2:25 AM , Blogger Sharon Kirby said...

Profound, Wanda.
Only ONE foundation will weather the storms of life. ONLY the Rock of our salvation - our Almighty God!

Great verse from Job, too - perfect!


At September 15, 2010 at 2:37 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

Excellent WFW Wanda! I love it! So, so true... anything other than the foundation of Jesus Christ, is sheer vanity, no matter how opulent it looks.

Funny, I was considering using a spiders web for todays WFW, but didn't quite know what to say about it lol! But you certainly nailed it... well done!

At September 15, 2010 at 4:31 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

WOW, Wanda. Never noticed that verse before - and SUCH a great reminder to all of us! Thanks sweetie, and Happy WFW!

At September 15, 2010 at 5:29 AM , Blogger Deb said...

What a great analogy!! I'm your newest follower from WFW!!!

At September 15, 2010 at 7:14 AM , Anonymous ozjane said...

Great photo and thoughts shared.
such beauty in that web.......but it is so easily shattered.

At September 15, 2010 at 7:57 AM , Blogger MTJ said...

Hi Wanda,

When I saw the title of your post, my thoughts immediately focused on Internet web design; probably because I was researching web design software products this morning.

When I came to your blog and saw the picture, I smiled and thought, Oh, the other web.

This scripture in Job is a vivid reminder of the need to trust in God and not in things. I recall that Jesus shared a warning about the kind of foundation one builds a house upon (Matthew 7:24-27).

The lesson I gather from your post is that while Satan spin lies, we must be wise and discerning that the pursuit of material fame and fortune will not provide the security my life so desperately seeks.

This is a good devotional thought for the day.

Blessings and peace.


At September 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Oh, Wanda...such truth. Even in the natural, getting caught in a Spider's web is not a pleasant experience. I think we often forget why satan is in business.

At September 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger lori said...

You've done it again! I'm going to be taking this and incorporating it into a "fall" devo for my know it's so true that the webs entangle us if we aren't continually aware of them. They are so fragile, we can destroy them easily but they lurk in corners....

So much to think and pray on here!

love it!! Thank you for the blessing!


At September 15, 2010 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Jenifer said...

He is the ONLY sure foundation!!! Love this!!!


At September 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Joyfull said...

Amen! Poweful post, vivid picture and encouraging words. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing!

At September 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Very true - terrific food for thought. And praise God for the sure foundation - Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord! :)

At September 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM , Blogger Peggy said...

Blessings Wanda... I guess only a spider and the victims that crawl into the web would build a house this flimsy. But look at the intricacies of the work in the plan to capture, to draw us in... just like the lies of the world. Very powerful and vivid! How true the value of a proper foundation before we try to build. The pieces or places that fall around us are evident that we were not building with Him at the center and base; He is our Rock, our sure foundation!
I'm so thankful and give Jesus praise as my Rock, and the proper foundation I need to make it through life and my walk. Thanks!

EnJOY WFW! Steer clear of the webs!


At September 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

Great WFW Wanda! Love the picture and the verse goes so well with it!! Great analogy!

At September 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Very good! & so true!

Thank you for stopping by, & thank you also for the compliment on my header! My husband made it! :)

At September 15, 2010 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how true! I was just discussing this yesterday in my class yesterday with the teens I teach on Tuesdays. I realized it was a reminder I needed as well. Thanks for stepping on my toes! Happy WFW!

At September 15, 2010 at 3:05 PM , Blogger GlowinGirl said...

Isn't that the truth. Satan is crafty, and he's so good at making us believe his way is what we want. Spider webs are all he's spinning.

At September 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great words...but anything built upon the right foundation is icing on the cake. What comes to mind is Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

If the heart has the order right, placing the intangible and eternal above the tangible and temporary, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the temporary, as long as it doesn't become first in our heart. We must seek Him continuously for our hearts are deceptive. My cue is the fruit of the Spirit--do I have peace and love and joy in my midst.

Have a lovely Wednesday sis.

At September 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful read Wanda, a bit later than usual but better late than never,

Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it,


At September 15, 2010 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Joan said...

Great WFW, Wanda. I'm reminded of Psalm 127:1 - unless the Lord builds the house those who build it labor in vain. Building any other way is indeed foolish.


At September 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM , Anonymous Nemo @ said...

Hi Wanda! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

That's a great verse, and a very good reminder to keep our priorities straight. Satan is very crafty indeed and we often get trapped in his web of lies. Thanks for sharing!

At September 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Toia said...

Jesus is a firm foundation, guarantee to have no cracks!! Happy WFW!!!

At September 15, 2010 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Amen! Great lesson!

At September 16, 2010 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Denise said...

So very true.

At September 16, 2010 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Anna Katherine said...

Wanda, I just made you a signature, go to my blog to see it!

At September 16, 2010 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Ellie said...

so true, amazing how our roots, foundation still affect so many decisions today and shaped who we are. The blueprints of our souls
are constantly being shaped!~

At September 16, 2010 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Great lesson, Wanda. I love it when God gives me a "picture" of His truth, so it will stick with me!

At September 16, 2010 at 2:27 PM , Blogger sarah said...

a web of lies....this is so true what you said..and that web of lies can grow so hugh without a person even knowing it's lies.Good lesson

At September 16, 2010 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great pic and verse! How wonderful to have a foundation on the Rock! :)

At September 16, 2010 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great pic and verse! How wonderful to have a foundation on the Rock! :)


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