An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Keep Living the Freedom

(Pro 5:22 KJV)  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

As I reread this verse the words of a song flashed in my head,

Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters;
Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain.
But I received a glorious freedom
When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.
As one who has been washed in the blood my joy is in the last two lines of this first verse of “Glorious Freedom”.  As one who is looking at what is wrong with the world I focus on the first two lines.  Our world, our country, our city and possibly our church are locked in the fetters of sin.  The lies of Satan have “captured” (3920) them.  

When you talk to people who reject everything you believe in, keep in mind that their ability to think has been bogged down with sin.  Usually that is by their own choice.  Many have heard the gospel and been told about the Redeemer but they are not interested.  That does not take away from the fact that you see reality.  Keep talking about your freedom.  Keep rejoicing in your trials.  Keep pouring it on.

So?  What better time than the Christmas season to talk about what happened when God became man.  Keep in mind that the manger is the first step to the cross.  Read the words of the carols and rejoice in the freedom of your mind as well as your soul. 

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