All Tangled Up

2 Timothy 3:13 says, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Remember that saying that says “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. I believe several people said this and one of them was Shakespeare. It’s funny how we get so hooked up on these sayings that we treat them like scripture when it’s not.

What is it about things being tied up in knots that we hate?  For instance, when you reach for your favorite necklace to wear that day, but to your surprise it’s all tied up? Women know all too well that this can be a very tedious task that requires patience. I looked at the necklace and thought about how my life at times can become tangled up.

Imagine for a moment with me. The day that you surrender your life to Christ. The Lord Jesus was patient with you. He was very gentle in de-tangling you. He never ripped us apart. He looks at you and said, “you are my child” and you are free. How amazing is that?

When you and I are working on getting those knots out of a necklace we feel a sense of accomplishment. We learned a lesson from it never to allow those necklaces to be tangled again. I hate untangling necklaces especially when they are knotted up. But when I stop putting more effort into becoming frustrated and start being patient with it guess what? I am now able to untangle those knots.

 

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