This is not a sermon, primarily, on how to get victory over sin. This is a message to convince you to not go down the road of sin. It’s to show you what sin can do to you. You will see how people get holden with the cords of sins. In social media, in friends, on the internet, and sometimes even in church, as elsewhere, there are presentations of sin.
We are going to simply breakdown Prov 5:22-23 into its parts and deal with the subject of this passage… holden with the cords of sins.
His own iniquities – Prov 5:22. These are your iniquities. They are not out there; they are in you. You are responsible. You have no one else to blame. These iniquities take “the wicked himself”. You have to understand that you are wicked. The heart is deceitful above all things, Jer 17:9. This wickedness is in your own heart, Mk 7:21-23.
Shall take the wicked himself – Prov 5:22. When sin starts, its desire is to take over. It wants to get you into bondage and keep you in bondage. The Chinese proverb says, “Man take drink, drink take drink, drink take man”. Sin is like cancer; it spreads until it takes over. It’s like leprosy; it kills you slowly.
He shall be holden with the cords of his sins. So the cords of sins start wrapping around you each time you commit the sin. These cords may, at first, be as thin as threads. But the more of these threads that start attaching to you, the more they become cords of sins. After a time, they hold you, and you can’t get loose. You are trapped in their captivity.
He shall die without instruction – Prov 5:23. You are being instructed from the word of God right now. If you reject the words, you are going to leave here without instruction. The wicked doesn’t obey the voice of his teachers, Prov 5:12-13.
The wages of sin is death, Rom 6:23. Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death, Jas 1:14-15. In the greatness of his folly he shall go astray, Prov 5:23. You’ll be carried away to your death by sin.
Conclusion: If you understand what we’ve been discussing, you are probably desiring a remedy right now. The first thing is to believe and follow God’s words. In Jn 8:32 and 36 you have to believe and follow his words, Jn 8:31. Obey your instructors.
Your sins have taken hold and now you are the servant of sin. According to Rom 6:12-18 you need to now quit serving sin and start serving righteousness. As you serve righteousness and know and follow the truth, Jesus begins to make you free. The more you have been held by the cords of sins, the more time, generally, it will take for you to be made free.
This is not, as we said, a complete remedy to the problem with sin. However, if you don’t do these things, you will never be freed from the bondage you’re in.