Baited hooks metaphor picture.
Meta4 Picture: Baited hooks – PARTIAL
Close-up of the baited lures in front of the man.
Meta4 Picture: Baited hooks – PARTIAL 01
Close-up of the baited lures in front of the woman.
This picture came after considering a commentary:
“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assault of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.” – Matthew Henry (Puritan pastor & Bible commentator)
Matthew Henry explains that the Devil bates his “hooks” & dangles them in front of us. Then, if we “bite” one of those juicy looking baited hooks, the Devil accuses us to God.
The joy of the Lord helps us by changing our perception, so that we don’t want to choose the “juicy” baited hooks of Satan. It can seem a strange idea that joy itself could be so potent a weapon against our sinful behaviour. In my picture the joy of the Lord is depicted as a warm yellow glow, coming from above the two figures.
As with all things in life, we have a choice to make: we can either select God’s joy (which has no hook in it! It is for our good) or we choose the baited hooks of the enemy.
The picture can help to make people aware of the temptations they might be facing, & how the joy of the Lord is our salvation in times of temptation.
Follow this link to see the BC Blog article about the baited hooks:
BC blog article “Danger – Devil’s baited hooks!”