Entangled

2nd Peter 2:20 Entangled

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 2nd Peter 2:20 NIV

 

The beam of the spotlight cut through the blackness of the night. As the Land Cruiser drove down the two-track sandy road, the children waited anxiously following the beam in the hopes to see the bright glow of eyes. Then they saw them. It was a heard of impalas in the forest off to the right. The vehicle had not come to a complete stop and the children were already leaping out into the darkness to go and chase them. They wanted to catch one of these beautiful gazelles while they were held mesmerized by the light of the torch. But as they ran into the bush, one of the children did not see the barbed wire fence that they needed to navigate before running after the animals. This boy ran straight into it! The wires tore at his clothes and his skin. He was stuck! Is it possible that we could get entangled too after having been saved by faith in Jesus?

Once a person finds hope in the Son of God, we are set free from a world of despair. All of life´s choices that could have entangled us and held us back from exciting exploits of the Unending now can serve to help us know and trust Him more. But the warning stands. If we lose our hope in Jesus, then we are stuck. Then we do not have mighty hands to pluck us from our entanglement. Now is a good time to edge in close to our Savior. If we stay by Him, He can keep us on the thrilling chase and assure us of truly coming to know our God, the Almighty!

 

Dear Lord,

Set us free from our world of entanglements. Let us run uninhibited with You as we chase the highest dream, we pray!

Amen

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