The Attraction of Sin
Bible Reading: Romans 6.23
Sin can be fun. There is now doubt, sin is very attractive. However, the joy is short-lived. After the short period of enjoyment, reality sets in, guilt appears, and we realize the price that is or will be paid for the action. I am sure the fruit on the tree in the Garden was very beautiful to Eve. But, was it that much more beautiful than the other fruit? Do you think that Eve thought of the consequences of her actions? Usually, at the time we don't think of the result. That is why we need to plan and not put ourselves in that situation. Now I am sure that all of Joseph's friends would have laughed at him when he "ran" from Potiphar’s wife. However, Joseph realized that he was human, and that Satan was a powerful source. Second Timothy 2 tells us to "flee" youthful lusts. That is exactly what Joseph did, he ran. Can you think of a time when you were tempted, gave in, and then felt guilty? Think of how Peter felt after denying Christ and then heard the crowing of the rooster. Judas felt so bad for betraying Christ, that he went out and hanged himself. Guilt can destroy us, but thanks to Jesus, we can hand that guilt over to him, and change our lives. Remember, sin is attractive, but the "wages of sin is death".
Action Item: Think of something today that tempts you, and then devise a plan to avoid or handle the temptation once it appears.