Pastor/Teacher - Jim Rickard. Grace Fellowship Church. www.GraceDoctrine.org. Thursday, June 20, 2013. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”.
DoxologyPraise God, from whom all blessings flow;Praise Him, all creatures here below;Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.—Amen.
The one figure denotes the fate into which he rushes, like a beast devoid of reason, as the loss of life; and the other denotes the fate to which he permits himself to be led by that woman, like a criminal by the officer, as the loss of freedom and of honor.
Jer 4:22, “For My people are foolish, they know Me not; they are stupid children and have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, but to do good they do not know.”
Vs. 23“Until an arrow.”It is not Cupid’s arrow which makes one love-sick, but the arrow of death, which slays those ensnared in sinful love making.
The destruction or loss of Bible Doctrine previously stored in your heart leads to further reversionism, moral and / or immoral degeneracy, self induced misery, and finally the sin unto death.
In pagan religions the liver was a religious object that was carefully inspected in the process of divination, called extispicy. Cf. Ezek 21:21.
Ezek 21:21, “For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver.”
“Snare” PACH, פַּחUsed exclusively in metaphors of humans being trapped by other humans or by the Lord. Many people are trapped by sin, human good and evil of Satan’s cosmic system.
When false religious systems offer a counterfeit absolution from sins the sinner hurries towards it, especially in times of desperation. A false sense of security results in being slaughtered on the counterfeit sacrificial altar.
Failing to continue to acknowledge God in faith and walking in disobedience to His Word in every area of life, results in the loss of life, (experiential and/or physical).1 Cor 11:30
Waltke, “Stupid animals see no connection between traps and death, and morally stupid people see no connection between their sin and death.” Cf. Prov 1:17-18; Hos 7:11.
Caught in the Trap Part 2, The Consequences
A Sad Example: The Seduction Begins
Prov 7:21-22; 4:2; 16:21; Ezek 28:16; Isa 3:16; Jer 4:22
James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013