Have you ever noticed that sin has a way of multiplying in a person’s life? One sin, one bad choice, leads to another and another and another. The Bible paints a very graphic picture of a person who becomes entrapped by his own sin. It says, “And he will be held with cords of his sin.” Now what does that mean?
Have you ever seen a little bug caught in a spider’s web? The more that bug struggles to become free, the more entangled in the web it becomes. That’s what this verse is talking about. The person is trapped by his sin, and even when he comes to his senses and recognizes the need to change, he cannot escape by his own strength. He just gets more entangled in his own web of sin.
But there’s hope for the person caught in his sin. We can all be free from bondage by admitting our sin to God and giving Him control of our life through Jesus Christ. Only He can untangle us from the tangled web of sin that we weave!