Throw Off Everything That Hinders

Guys, if we want to finish strong we need to heed the words of Hebrews 12:1, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles… You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that Satan has been and still is pretty busy putting all sorts of inviting things in our lives that will hinder us in our walk with Christ and entangle us. That phrase, the sin that so easily entangles makes me think of a device I had heard of previously but had to do some research on.

A hunting bola is described as a weapon of entanglement; it consists of a string or piece of rawhide with at least two balls attached to it on the opposite ends. It is thrown so that the balls swing around the legs of the prey causing them to stumble and fall so they can be finished off at close range. Doesn’t that sound like Satan, he’ll throw something at us that won’t kill us but will force us to stumble and while we’re down, he’ll try to finish us off to keep us from getting back on track with Christ.

Men, there are all manner of distractions and temptations out there for Satan to use as weapons of entanglement. Can I challenge you to think for a bit about the ones that would be most effective in causing you to stumble? Determine now that you will steer wide of any sins that could easily entangle you. Talk with another man about where you’re vulnerable and resolve to help each other stay away from traps.