Your Sin Will Be Exposed

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"Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net, and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnarled at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them." (Ecclesiastes 9:12).

"and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will." (2 Timothy 2:26).

Have you noticed how stupid sinners can be? I remember at a company I represented, an employee would come in after hours and take memory chips and certain internal parts out of computers and then put the computer back together. When the user of that computer would come in the following morning they would report that the computer was not working. So they sent it out for repair. It began to happen so frequently that company management decided to install cameras one weekend. Sure enough the unsuspecting company thief was caught red-handed on tape. Solomon would say that he had the brain of a bird.

The way a fowler would catch birds for dinner would be to set up a net and place food for birds to eat within it. The birds saw this as an easy meal and would walk right into the net whereupon the fowler would pull a rope trapping the birds inside the net. It does not matter if the birds are watching the fowler set up the net; their brains are too small to contemplate danger after the fowler moves away.

"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9).

Proverbs 1 - Teaches us today?

Proverbs 1:17 "(17) Indeed, it is useless to spread the net In the eyes of any bird;"

Psalm 56:8-13 (Theme: Faith Banishes Fear). "(8) Thou hast taken account of my wonderings; Put my tears in Thy bottle; Are they not in Thy book? (9) Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me. (10) In God, whose word I praise, In the Lord, whose word I praise, (11) In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? (12) Thy vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to Thee. (13) For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living."

Today's question. Are sinners usually caught?
Yes they are. If man does not catch the sinner God will cause their sin to be exposed. For God will not allow sin to continue. The point of today's Proverb is that sin is not something to be practiced. The sinner may think they are getting away with it and sometimes it seems that they can for a long period of time. But ultimately, all sin is against God and he will not be taken lightly.

Whether you are a young man/woman, an adult with a greedy eye or a person of lust, traps are being set. The wicked will always try to entrap the righteous. They simply want to say, I told you so. The righteous will entrap sinners when wrongs are hurting someone. God will entrap the sinner when the person will not repent or be exposed by others. No matter how delightful the bait looks, stay away from sin because the consequences are severe.

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." (Galatians 6:7).

Dear God, this teaching is a good reminder that Your ways are best. Deliver me from evil and wicked people. Remove the attractiveness of sin from me and show me your blessed truth and love. Amen.

The Newness Of Life Daily Bible Message is designed for those who like to take a short respite from the day's responsibilities to enjoy the contemplation of God's word. This daily message is based primarily upon the belief that to read some of Proverbs and some of Psalm everyday will provide us with great spiritual growth and development when done consistently with discipline.  Phillip Saxton and contibute to Newness Of Life Ministries (NOL) Phillip Saxton, www.NewnessOfLife.com. Phillip can be reached at saxton AT MiTowne dot com

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