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The Net doesn’t always catch Fish

599131_10151372542779807_1139902426_nWhile mounting an initiative reaching out to the opposite side contains many elements of surprise. Done every day, charming words and phrases of camaraderie can foil the most unsuspecting foe.

The charming personalities or innovative schemes are surfaced ventures.  The line, “it is better to be safe than sorry” utilizes the efforts needed in dealing with the arms of flattery.

Proverbs 29: 5 “A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.”

If there is anything good resulting from the “snow job” it is they usually get caught but not until extensive damage has been done.

Trust is sacred or should be. Using it as “bait” is like throwing the fish back in the water after you have slit his throat.

Beware of those who hammer the nails of “charmed charisma.”  Intentions are not always as they appear, at least not at first.

Masters of the art of smooth talk is the demeanor they choose. Casting their lines to the innocent and naïve their underlying goal is to use and abuse. Seen as a self-promoter, each virtuous catch is one more notch in the ladder of their success.

Unfortunately these culprits of sinister gossip or backstabbing cheats are multiplying in today’s society like frogs and locusts from the plagues. More than ever is the need to be aware of getting caught in the net of sharks.

Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself” (Dale Carnegie)

The Casanova’s of the world are nothing new.  A seemingly trick of the devil, he uses pride to inflate the Romeo into believing the world revolves around them.


And do not believe for one minute this is limited to the macho gender. There are plenty of pious females who belong to this club.

“We have to pass the healthcare bill so you can find out what is in it.”


The Bible is clear we are to steer clear of those who operate in this capacity.

“For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. “Romans 16:18 NIV 

For the most part, spotting the dubious conduct of one who persevere in the “Charm School for Don Juan and Venus” is a learned profession. With God’s help we can perceive their philandering visions and prevent them from instigating future attacks on truly trustworthy people.

Be wise. Soak in the knowledge of the word of God and his presence.

It might just keep you from getting caught in your neighbors net.

“These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.”

Jude 1:16 ESV






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