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The Sin that So Easily Entangles

Hebrews 12:1-2

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Each day we dig a little deeper into this passage. Today we want to look at the sin that so easily entangles.

So – the $1,000,000 question – what is that sin?  If we knew – we could avoid it – am I right?  Is the sin different for each person?  Where are you weak – where does Satan have a foothold in your life?  Where are you most vulnerable?  Some people are tempted by things that do not tempt others – while for some something might be a sin – while it might not be for others.

The sin that so easily entangles might be the damning sin of unbelief.  It could be – more contemporary for the writer – the darling sin of the Jews of his day – an over-fondness for their own dispensation.  Whatever it is – we need to throw off all the hinders us from our relationship with Christ and the sins that entangle us.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

Tomorrow we will look at and let us run with perseverance.

July 28, 2010 - Posted by | Daily Devotion, Encouragement, Faith Journey | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Wow the past year or so God has really been teaching me about the sin of unbelief, in myself and others. I really appreciate this morning the scripture being revealed to us and that y o take the time to do it. I am examining myself today and know that I must be willing and obedient…


    Comment by Millie Johnson | July 28, 2010 | Reply

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