Proverbs 5:21-23 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
In the world today, we see the promises of today’s verses played out in both our political, and religious communities. I heard a “so-called” pastor on TV trying to defend homosexuality as a choice given by God, while at the same time government agencies were trying to deny it by condemning Gay Marriage. The freedom to commit this sin has gone on so long; religious communities are divided as to whether it’s a life choice, or sin.
Pornography is one of societies leading moneymakers. It’s as destructive as a runaway train. Yet businesses make billions, and our government takes in millions on the taxes paid on the sales of its products. I fear that soon today’s culture will embrace it, and simply add a sin tax to it like they do tobacco, and booze. It’s the idea, if you can’t wipe it out, tax it.
Gambling, once considered to be sinful, is now accepted everywhere. Much of it owned, and promoted by government.
Sin, left alone long enough will bind you. The Bible says we’ll be trapped “with the cords of his sins.” Sadly, millions today are caught in this trap. No matter our viewpoint on these sins, we are bound by the views of the majority. Don’t be mistaken, the majority will ultimately choose sin. As it says in Matthew 7:13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” No matter how hard we try to tell them of what’s right, and point them to the Bible, they will die without receiving its instruction. Why? It’s because sin has become more important than obedience to God. Sex, drugs, pornography, alcohol, you name it. The world no longer control their sins, their sins now control them.
James 1:14-15 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” Dear friend, pray for our homes, our nation, this world, and help a new generation turn to Christ. Their understanding of God is our nation’s only hope.
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