Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Stranglehold of Sin

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Pythons killed with nearly unimaginable force, so says the National Geographic. They are capable of killing animals many times their size! How do they do it? They literally squeeze the life out of their prey. 

The Bible says that sin is like that; a powerful force that squeezes the life out of us. It’s so bad that “no one calls on [God’s] name” or “stirs himself to take hold of [Him]” (Isaiah 64.6). Sin is as deadly as a python, and it will not let go. Don’t you find it strange that when we find ourselves in “sin’s dread sway” that we neglect crying out to God for help as we should? 

Thankfully, no matter how much we have resisted Him or how far we have run from Him, when we finally call on His powerful name, He remembers that we are His beloved children. With tender mercy He reaches out to break sin’s grip on our life and to pour life back into our hearts.

You welcome those who gladly do good, who follow godly ways. But You have been very angry with us, for we are not godly. We are constant sinners; how can people like us be saved? Isaiah 64.5

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