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Proverbs 5:22 NIV

By October 5, 2023No Comments

“The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.”

Kudzu. If that word doesn’t aggravate you when you see it you are not from the Southeastern United States or you haven’t done yard work in the South. Every house I’ve moved into has had at least a small area of overgrown vegetation I needed to clear out. My most recent home had acres of land that needed clearing. The main challenge in the clearing out process was the demon weed, Kudzu. As I would cut and dig and pull I invariably discovered everything from tools to yard furniture to an old bicycle trapped in the vines of Kudzu. There was even an old car under that mass of green. One of the points Solomon is making in this verse is that sin has the same effect in a persons life and heart as kudzu does. It is a subtle slow growing trap for those who disobey God. Proverbs speaks often about the fact, yes it’s a fact, that evil deeds bring awful consequences. Bible Ref puts it this way, “Part of the purpose behind this metaphor is the idea of suddenness and surprise; another is that of being trapped or entangled.” One of the saddest things I ever see is a person so bound up in their sin that they seem helpless to escape its tentacles as they wind throughout their life. In the same way kudzu impacts its environment in a negative way so does sin to the human heart. It’s time to allow God to eradicate whatever threatens your walk with Him as the deadly, souls stealing weed it is. Today let God uproot and destroy the sin that would destroy your soul. #BeTheEdge

“…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬b NIV‬‬

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