Have you ever wondered how sin can become such a force in our lives? It seems as if it is like that frog that we hear about that was in the pot of water. The heat was turned up ever so gently that he never noticed until it was too late, and he was being cooked. Isn’t that how sin lures and entices us. It fools us into believing it provides life, gives pleasure, or fills needs. Then WAMMO, it blindsides us with enormous ramifications. Just like the frog in the water, we choose to stay in our sin just a while longer all the while claiming “I’m going to make things right….. tomorrow.” Of course, the tomorrow turns into days and weeks and decades and we never get to tomorrow. The Lord is standing by ready and willing to help us deal with sin whenever we are willing to repent and ask Him to intervene. The question is… When will we let Him?
Questions for further thought:
1. What sins in my life resemble the frog in the story above?
2. How can I become more aware that temptation often offers something that appears good but is ultimately harmful?
Challenge: Keep an eye out for the lures and enticements that permeate our world this week. Read 1 Peter 5:8-10
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