Proverbs in 365 Devotions

March 22

Proverbs 5:21-23

21 For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths. 22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. 23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.
 

The Snow-globe Hammer

Daniel Castor

Have you ever seen someone doing something incredibly stupid.  I mean your just setting back and watching them and you know that what they are doing is not going to end well. One time I saw my son use a snow globe as a hammer. Guess what it didn’t end well. Another time I saw a young boy set up his BB gun targets in front of his parents living room window. Again it did not work out the way he wanted.

Sometimes you can just look at someone and know that destruction is coming.  God lives in this world every day.  Every day he looks deep into the hearts of sinful man and he knows exactly where they are headed. He is patient and he is gracious. But sooner or later all of that lack of judgment and those sinful ways of living catch up with the man and destruction comes. He gets caught in his own sin. Ensnared in his own wickedness.  Consider the wicked Hamen found in the book of Easter.

He had it in his heart to destroy God‘s people. And he despised Mortdecai did you so much that he had built tall Gallo's in front of his own home to hang Mordecai. But Hammon's pride and his wicked intentions did not go unnoticed by God all of that foolishness eventually caught up with Ham and and as the story goes he ended up being hung On his own gallons. This is what Solomon is talking about in this properly. Sin always finds a way to destroy the sinner. Therefore flee from sin.