Psalm 9:15-16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
The saying goes, “If you give a man enough rope, he’ll hang himself.” It has proven time and again to be true. Law Enforcement knows this to be true and proves it with lengthy interrogations. I know that some have told lies to get people to confess. However, if you just let someone talk long enough, they most often will get around to incriminating themselves. Lawyers practice this principle when they have a witness on the stand. They keep asking questions until someone slips up and tells them what they need to know. Politicians often are their own worst enemy. They look good getting ready for the debates, that is until they open their mouth and say something really dumb. What they had sat out to do to the others, someone turned it around and has done it to them. People often fall into their own traps.
David exclaims in this Psalm that the Lord is known by His judgments. That often, while allowing sinful man enough time to repent, they don’t, and they continue until they actually hurt themselves. Adam and Eve wanted more out of life and bit of the forbidden fruit and lost their life. Judas was all about the money, until he sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Then conviction overtook him and he took his own life. I guess one of the best biblical examples would be Haman who built a gallows to hang Mordecai and ended up being hanged there himself. Sin is a trap. Play in it long enough, and it will get you.
God does not set traps for people. He does not dig pits for us to fall into. In fact, He’s constantly warning us of these snares in life. Yet, man himself sets so many sinful traps in life that he forgets where they are, and falls headlong into his own trap.
Are you aware of Sins snares?
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