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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems
From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

The Snares of the Enemy

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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems

Biblical Poetry
Biblically oriented poetry that is intended to encourage, build faith and draw believers into more of a love for God's Word. This poem expresses how God intially draws us unto Himself and plants our feet on the path of righteousness and what it means to unlock the keys to going further in our walk with Him.

Snares of the Enemy
By Ken L. Birks

Hearing the joyful sound coming forth from His Spirit, I delight.

In the light of His countenance, I walk in His might.

Lifted above the circumstances of life, I rejoice.

No longer weighed down by worldly concerns, I give praise with voice.

With my heart set upon that which is His, I treasure, so contrite.


In the midst of all that has been given, the enemy comes to steal.

Setting traps and snares, he beguiles and sways as thoughts swirl.

With worthless things, he entices and distracts from that which is valued.

He comes to destroy and drag me down into the pit of depression.

Falling deep into self-pity comes a sense of being snared in transgression.


In desperation I cry out for help to be rescued but no one seems to care.

They turn against me in my misery as I sink deeper into despair.

Overwhelmed by the snares set secretly, I cry out for the Lord to rescue me.

Trapped in the web of despondency, He is there to deliver and set free.

He brings my soul out of this prison and bondage that I may yet praise Him.


With a Word fitly spoken, He rescues with words of encouragement.

Though the enemy may set his traps I will trust in God and His precepts.

Watching over my path, He knows the ways that must be kept.

The testimonies of those who have gone before me are my heritage.

With my countenance now lifted, my heart rejoices in truth now mastered.


Having inclined my heart to walk according to His Word forever, I proclaim.

To the very end I will follow hard after Him who faithfully rescues from regret.

He is the one who brought my soul out of prison that I might praise His name.

He will continually bless the way I take, guiding me around the traps set.

With the joyful sound coming forth from His Spirit, my countenance delights.



Scripture references: Psalm 89:15, 119:110-112, 140:5, 142:3-7

This poem expresses the snares the enemy of our souls tries to trip us in and keep us from walking in the light of God's countenance and how we can avoid them.

Current Poems

1.   Looking Out My Window - January 30, 2017

2.   On the Horizon - February 10, 2017

3.   The Goodness of God - February 23, 2017

4.   Authority From on High - March 4, 2017

5.   Grace that Leads - March 6, 2017

6.   The Peace of God - March 11, 2017

7.   The Voice - March 16, 2017

8.    You are Always There - March 21, 2017

9.    Caught in Pursuit of a Lost Soul - Mar 23

10.  Standing at the Crossroads - March 24,

11.  In You Alone - March 27, 2017

12.  Clearing the Clutter - March 29, 2017

13.  Journey Into the Invisible Realm - Mar 31

14.  Knowing God - April 10, 2017

15.  The Suffering Messiah - April 14, 2017

16.  The Path of the Righteous - April 22, 2017

17.  As Years Go By - April 28, 2017

18.  The Snares of the Enemy - May 4, 2017


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