And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 2 Peter 2:20, NLT
Last Christmas, a man dressed in a Santa outfit was paragliding over Sacramento, tossing down candy canes for children. He wanted to spread Christmas cheer. Regrettably he sailed too low and became entangled in power lines. He wasn’t hurt, but the children didn’t know what to think of Santa dangling and helpless. Fire fighters managed to rescue the man safely before his experience became truly shocking.
According to Isaiah 40:31, those who wait upon the Lord “shall mount up with wings like eagles.” But Jesus warned against becoming entangled with “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches” (Matthew 13:22). It’s easy for us to become tangled in the high voltage lines of sin at just the moment we should be soaring by faith.
We’re wonderfully made to fulfill God’s purpose. Keep your eyes on Him, wait on the Lord, mount up daily on the winds of His grace, and be aware of anything that will entangle your flight.
You are a heavenly creature, and you are to lead a heavenly life…. Unfortunately, many Christians are bound and weighed down. Andrew Murray