Bonds, fibers, links and twines are words synonymous with cords. These flexible long strands are usually applied in a positive manner. Yet, this material meant for good can also serve as a web of entanglement. Thus, the cords of sin can ensnare any wayward soul.
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast, Proverbs 5:22.
The author of Hebrews provides a different perspective. Comparing life to a marathon, you never know what you are going to encounter. Along the journey you take, its essential to unload anything that is weighing you down. The sooner you act, the smoother your travels will go. This is where perseverance will keep many from abandoning the race.
Therefore, 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, Hebrews 12:1.
Whenever you hit a bad stretch in life, its hard to recover. To make matters worse, its doesn’t take much to become held down by the cords of sin. Obstacles may include addiction, bad habits and poor choices. In view of this dangerous state, cry out to the Lord, reach out to fellow believers for help and purge those things that keep you from hearing God’s voice.
by Jay Mankus