THE BAD NEWS
Proverbs 5:21-23 KJV
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his goings.
…his own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held captive with the cords of his sins.
He shall die without instruction, and in the greatness of his folly, he shall go astray.
THE GOOD NEWS
Yet, The good news is what Isaiah 55:7 NIV sums up in a verse:
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
The only way to come out of those cords of entanglement to sin and destruction, is by turning in thought and deed unto God, receiving forgiveness and reconciliation through Christ Jesus, and allowing God then to undo the damage, which He will.
May His Great Grace cause you to examine your own heart today, and to “see” any areas of iniquity that need to be dealt with, that you do not stay “entangled” or “astray on the wrong path” or “going toward death”.
You have a merciful God who will delight in putting the pieces back together of your life, if you presently feel as if you are as a jig saw puzzle, pulled apart and with missing pieces.
I love you all in Christ. So if this turns even one person back toward the Lord, it is worth the post. And my prayer upward: “God be merciful to all who come toward you.”