When I was little one of my neighbors taught me how to trap a rabbit. You get a bucket and heavy rock. Then you put the rock on top of the bucket. Get a little stick and tilt the bucket back bracing it with the stick. Put a carrot under the bucket and wait. The rabbit will go in the bucket to get the carrot and knock the stick out of the way. Boom! Then you have trapped a rabbit in a bucket. It never worked for me but it was fun to setup. It is easier for us to be trapped by sin in our life than for me to trap a rabbit.
Living a life for our sinful desires is path that will eventually trap us in our choices. I heard an old preacher guy say it this way. “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.” -Every Old Preacher Guy This is absolutely true! Sin is knowing what is right and doing what is wrong. We have all been there. We are all sinners. No one on this planet is without sin. Jesus came to release us from the trap of sin. So, that we can live our lives free from sin, death and religious rules.
If you are following Jesus your life is meant to be lived wildly free. Do you live free? Or are you like the rabbit I never caught? Trapped in choices that keep you from reaching your full potential. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice and paid your penalty for you to live free. What changes do you need to make in your life to be free?
Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. 14 Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds[f] so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. 15 That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant. -Hebrews 9:13-15