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World Wide Web

When I write these three words, of what do you think? Of course, you think of the internet and www are the first three letters to getting there. It is a pervasive and all-inclusive place that can be used for good or evil. Isis uses it to recruit and pour out the venom of hatred, to create dissatisfaction with the world at large and draw people away to a radical ideology. Amazon uses it to become the largest supplier of humanity. It ever expands the choices you have to purchase and offers "Prime" opportunities. But what if those three words could mean something else, something deeper, sinister? Obviously, a "web" is the workplace of a spider. I don't like spiders because they invade every corner of a house and web it up. It is said that you are no more than five feet from a spider in a house at any time. Ugh! Not my desire. But is there a "spider" who has woven a web around the world and it touches every nook and cranny of humanity? The last Apostle to d…

Security

Using this word causes thoughts about a huge bank account, protection from crime like a security system in your house would provide, learning to defend ourselves through martial arts, or anything else that would provide a sense of freedom from fear, care, or danger. You buy car insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, home insurance, renter's insurance to provide you a sense of security. But all of this can be taken away in a moment as many have experienced as banks go insolvent, thieves hack security systems, a gun overpowers martial arts ability, you experience an accident, get cancer, face flood, fire, tornados, and more that cause you to lose your security. So can anything bring you security? It is only God's presence in your life that can bring security over any of the above mentioned things. David said, "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me." (Psalm 139:1) He said that God knew his thoughts, his actions and his words. (139:2-4) H…