Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. Proverbs 13:15
The songwriter said “He came to me when I was bound in the chains of my sin” Sin enslaves people. It becomes our master “For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.” Romans 6:20-21.
Sin is the destroyer. The Bible tells us the “end of sin is death”. Look around at the ravages of sin. Look at the drunkenness, the drug addiction, the pornography addiction, the gambling addiction. Lives wasted, bodies destroyed, families devastated. The way of the transgressor is indeed hard. I’m sure as a young person no one says, “Boy when I grow up I’m going to be a drunk”. I doubt any young lady has ever said “I can’t wait to I’m older because I’m going to be a drug addict and destroy my life, that way I can die at an early age”. Many of us can think of schoolmates or relatives whose lives have been destroyed by sin. Would you take some Biblical advice? “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.”…Don’t go the way of the transgressor.
“Radio personality Paul Harvey told the story of how Eskimo kill wolves. First the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of blood, and another, until the blade is completely concealed by frozen blood. Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the ground with the blade up. When a wolf follows his sensitive nose to the source of the scent and discovers the bait he licks it, tasting the fresh-frozen blood. He begins to lick faster, more and more vigorously, lapping the blade until the keen edge is bare. Feverishly now, harder and harder the wolf licks the blade in the Arctic night. So great becomes his craving for blood that the wolf does not notice the razor sharp sting of the naked blade on his tongue nor does he recognize the instant at which his insatiable thirst is being satisfied by his own warm blood. His carnivorous appetite just craves more-until the dawn finds him dead in the snow.”
That is a pretty good analogy of how sin destroys a person. The Devil is a mighty good hunter.
“The way of transgressors is hard.”
Which way will you go?