Re:Verse passage – Mark 3:31-35 (day four)
There will always be someone ‘outside’…someone close to you, related to you, or thrown together with you through circumstances…that will be set on distracting or diverting you from obedience to what God wants you to do. They may make a frontal assault or present as a caring companion offering a common sense approach. Even more insidious an enemy though is sin.
Sin masquerades as a harmless distraction that can do us no harm. (Picture trying to run a race when you are entangled in a fishing net.) In fact, we must recognize sin as a subtle and pervasive enemy that seeks to rob us of spiritual power and victory. If we call our sin a weakness or bad habit instead of confronting it for what it really is, we can never have victory. Hebrews 12:1 warns us to throw off the sin that so easily entangles us. Thank God there is no sin that entangles us that God’s grace does not abound more! (Romans 5:20)