Proverbs 5:22: “His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin.” Proverbs 14: 27: “The fear of The Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.”
Sin will ensnare you and wrap you in cords. It will tie you up and drag you to eternal death in hell. I have seen movies where a tree root comes out of the ground and wraps around someones ankle and pulls them down. I envision this when I think about the cords of sin catching me.
We do not have to die in sin, however. Praise God, there is a way out! Pr. 5:23 says, “He shall die for lack of instruction…” The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fearing The Lord is the way out. The sword of the Spirit can cut through the cords of sin that ensnare us. Know His word, believe His word, act on His word and the cords of sin will not be able to grab hold of you. Prayer can enable The Lord to fight underground, where the strength of the root truly lies. We do not fight against flesh and blood, but against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Fearing The Lord…submitting ourselves to Him, learning from Him, and crying out to Him before trouble approaches is our best defense. The Lord does not ensnare His children. He lovingly provides, guides, protects, and delivers them. Fearing The Lord brings freedom, abundant life, and is truly a fountain of life!