The spider’s web is symbolic of how the world works. For the fly there is nothing more beautiful than a spider’s web. It is flying around all day landing on all these hard surfaces, and here it finds a nice soft web to relax so comfortable and appealing. But the problem is not what it appears to be. It traps the fly and causes it suffering.
Scriptures help us see the world as it is, but our physical eyes can delude us to accept something for something else. This is called maya. False promises are what maya is all about. Maya promises us that our happiness is in proportion to our position and our possessions. But actual happiness is according to the substance of who we are. Whether we have much or we have little, real happiness is in our own meaningful substantial life and how we are connected to the divine.