There is a show that me and my husband like to watch. It’s about these crab fishermen and their adventures on the treacherous seas. During the show they will often have a camera in the holding tank and you will see the crabs floating down, seemingly unexpectedly to their certain end. They will stay there until the trip is done alive and well until they reach the docks, where they will be culled for a price.
Every time I see them floating down into that tank, I think of how they do not know what lies in store for them, and even if they did, there is nothing they can do about it. We are not much different in the fact that, one can be lost and headed for hell, but unlike the crab because he has no redeemer, we do.
During the seas of life, those difficult treacherous seas, one may get caught in the snare, the trap that satan has placed, but their fate has not been sealed. If this sinner that is being held in the bowels of satans holding tank, would cry for help from Christ Almighty, then the greatest Fisherman of all time, will reach down, and remove that lost soul, save it, and give it its freedom through Him, and as long as this person follows Jesus, He will NEVER be caught again! My friends one can nonchalantly go through life, and think that the devil will not entrap you, but I tell you, he is not walking nonchalantly, he is stalking like a roaring lion seeking whom he may destroy. Matthew 24:43, “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” Now, Jesus is referring to His return, but this is also relevant to make aware that we must watch, and not be ensnared into satan’s trap. The man in the parable was not a bad or evil man, but he was unsaved, unprotected. He was not allowing God to keep his soul, and his “house,” was broken up. You can be a good person and still be lost, an if you are lost, you are being held in satan’s holding tank awaiting your impending doom, BUT, your Redeemer is but a cry away, and you can be saved.