Everyone knows that a braided rope is stronger than its individual strands. The bible says a threefold cord is not easily broken. In fact hanging by rope has broken more necks that ropes. In our sinful nature there is a threefold cord not easily broken; our blind reason, our perverse heart, and our distempered affections. This cord has had a strangle hold upon our necks during our entire existence.
The blind reason argues it should not bow to the Lordship of Christ. The perverse heart says it will not bow. The distempered affections in support of the others says it shall not bow.
One of the biblical names for sinners can be translated wild-ass men. The renown of the stubborn ass easily recalled. The law addressed the ass in a telling way. The firstborn of an ass was to have its neck broken. To redeem the ass a lamb could be slain. The type made obvious toward Christ. This root of sin within us, this threefold cord has us under noose in the hangman’s peril. The law against it calling for our broken neck, yet what is not possible for man is possible with God. He can liberate us from the strength of this cord and break its death grip over us. Only His love can serve it. So the question bids do I stretch my neck in search of His love or stretch my neck in the leap of death?
Like the game you’ll have to fill in the blanks with the right letters to survive.
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