“Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.'” – John 8:34
Have you ever noticed that sin has a way of multiplying in a person’s life? The Bible paints a very graphic picture of a person who becomes entrapped by his own sin. It says that he will be held with cords of his sin. Now what does that mean?
Have you ever seen a little bug who got caught in a spider’s web? The more that bug struggles to become free, the more entangles 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.
But there’s hope for the person caught in sin. All of us can be free of entanglement by admitting our sin to God and to those that we have sinned against. Jesus Christ is the only One who can retrieve us from the tangled web of sin that we weave.
Quit fighting to free yourself and look to Jesus.