Proverbs 5:22 (Mini Sermon)


22. Pro 5:22 - "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. " A. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, i. The wicked shall be taken by his own iniquities. ii. God will return his wickedness upon his own head (1Ki 2:44). iii. His own wickedness will God use to correct him (Jer 2:19). a. The pit that he dug will be used as his dungeon (Pro 26:27). b. His adultery will be his destruction (Pro 6:32). B. and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. i. Sinners try to break God's bands and cast away His cords only to be kept in bondage by the cords of their sins (Psa 2:3 c/w Pro 5:22). ii. Cord n. - 1. a. A string composed of several strands twisted or woven together; in ordinary popular use, now restricted to small ropes, and thick or stout strings; but formerly applied more widely, e.g. to the ropes of a ship, the string of a bow, etc. iii. Men are bound in fetters and holden in cords of affliction because of their sin (Job 36:8-9). iv. God uses the very cords that sinners use to sin (Isa 5:18) to bind them with. a. The adulterous relationship with the whore will be the means that God uses to punish the whoremonger through dishonour (Pro 5:9), poverty (Pro 5:10), disease (Pro 5:11), and death (Pro 5:23). b. He will be made to eat of the fruit of his own way and be filled with his own devices (Pro 1:31). c. Just as Jesus made a scourge of small cords to punish the wicked (Joh 2:15), so God uses the cords of our sins to punish us.
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