Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 24: Lay aside your sin

Hebrews 12:1 “Let us lay aside every…sin that so easily
entangles us…”

   I hate spider webs. You walk into them and, well, you know, they get
all over you. Spider webs play a very strategic role for the spider.
They entangle and slow the victim so that the spider can quickly
rush in and deliver the fatal bite. That is how they survive.
As believers, we need to be concerned about spiritual spider
webs. The writer of Hebrews says we need to “lay aside the
weights and sins that so easily entangle us” (see Hebrews 12:1).
The term “entangles us” paints the picture of a web-like trap that
inhibits movement. For the Christian, spiritual spider webs come
as different kinds of temptations in everyday life. The ability for
churches and individual Christians to overcome temptation and
avoid being entangled in Satan’s web comes only through daily
dependence on Christ through prayer and God’s Word.

   Spiritual warfare is real! The devil’s desire is to tempt us, entangle
us and ultimately deliver the fatal bite, destroying our witness to a
lost world. When that happens – revival is hindered. It’s happening
way too much in the church today!

Prayer Points
   • Ask the Father to show you the sins that so easily entangle you
and then lay them aside today
   • Pray for a vibrant walk with Christ and wisdom to recognize and
resist Satan’s temptations

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