Weekly Devotion – Chains

Long ago, there was a village blacksmith who boasted of his invincible strength. He proudly declared he could break anyone’s chains. When strong steel links were brought to him, he found the weakest link… and easily snapped the metal.

One day, the blacksmith broke the law and was put into chains. He scoffed at his jailers. Didn’t they know his incredible power?

Carefully he sifted through the links… again and again… unable to find the usual flaw. Then, in horror he realized he’d been bound by… his OWN chains!

And, that’s the way it is with sin. It is so easy to point out and pick apart other people’s sins around us. But what about the chains of sin we have put on ourselves? Do you even notice your own chains you wrap yourself with every day? Did you ever stop to think that YOU yourself carefully handcrafted each link by falling into temptation in a hundred ways each day?

What “binds” you today? Ask for God’s help. He will set you free!

“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” – James 4: 7

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