Sin is Shelob

Proverbs 5:21-23
    For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
    And He ponders all his paths.
    22      His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
    And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
    23      He shall die for lack of instruction,
    And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Sin is a trap.
Like Shelob winding her cords around Frodo, the weeds of sin tie us up.

Sin is getting lost.
Folly leads us astray. We are off the path and can’t find our way.

Sin is death.
For lack of teaching, for refusing to be taught, we die apart from God.

God sees all this. Not only does He see it, He ponders it, thinks long and hard about it. We can keep no secrets from Him, and He knows our sin and plight far better than we do. So we had better be honest with Him, and take refuge in His offered shelter, the Lord Jesus Christ.


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