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Pile of Dung

14 Jun

Pile of Dung…

The enemy is called Baal-zebub or Baal-sebul. In Hebrew, Baal means “lord” or “master” and “baal-zebul” bluntly means dung; lord of the dung heap. Satan means “master of the pile of waste.” What’s more derogatory than that?

The Hebrews spoke with contempt when it came to the gods, the devil, sin, or evil. We need to do the same. We are to love others, but hate the sin. The more we hate sin, the less we’ll be ensnared by it.

The enemy is the lord of the dung heap, and all his ways are as dung. They might look good at first, but they end up being a dung heap. When you indulge in sin, you end up in a pile of dung.

So don’t respect sin or the enemy. See that temptation for what it really is, not a pleasure, not a thrill, not a joy, but something filthy, base, disgusting and defiling. Hate sin, adultery, lust, selfishness, pride.

Have nothing to do with it. When you see the enemy’s temptations as they really are, you will spurn him and turn them down. You will avoid that sin like a pile of dung.

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. Hebrews 11:24-25

You will be tempted today; see it for what it really is, as a trap to separate you from God. Don’t even go near it but avoid sin just like that stinking pile of dung.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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