There are some very sneaky people in the world. They devise plans for other’s demise because either they have allowed the enemy to use them or out of jealousy and an evil heart they long to see the fall of another.
In the word of God, David knew what it was like to be plotted against, but he also experienced the protection of the Almighty God. He wrote in Psalms 27:2… When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
There is symbolism here. We eat or devour food with our mouth, and that same mouth can be used to devour individuals with ungodly words, lies, gossip, schemes, and the like. Some people are cannibals and don’t even realize it; and as they approach you to devour you God Himself causes them to not only stumble, but fall. People spend time setting traps for others and are snared by what the bible calls “the work of his own hands” (Psalms 9:16).
I recently came to realize that even a spider who is talented in spinning a web, if not careful, can get caught in it’s own web. A rare occasion, but yet it has happened. Job 18:8- For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.
Let’s remember, the same person that digs a pit will fall into it, and the person that rolls a stone will have it roll back on him/her (Pro. 26:27)