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Playing With A Plague

8 Jan

Playing With A Plague

Have you ever had a cold? Of course, you have. But do you realize that those cold germs are trying to destroy you? If your body’s defenses did not fight off that cold, you would be dead.

It’s the same way with sin. Every sin has in its DNA a strategy to destroy your life. But we sometimes act as if sin is harmless. We think a little gossip here, a little lust or pride or greed or backbiting there, what’s the harm? We have the illusion that sin might profit us in some way, or provide pleasure, thrill or satisfaction.

But sin is not harmless! It is like a virus designed to keep you from fulfilling your God-given calling and take away your life. Why play with fire? 1 Peter 2:11 tells us to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. So at the first hint of sin, take action.

From now on, see that sin as a deadly virus. Whatever the sin, however subtle, get rid of it. Throw out even the slightest trace of it. Then you can live the victorious life to which you have been called.

But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. James 1:14-16

Set up your defenses against the various attacks from the enemy who wants you to fall from fulfilling your calling. Flee from that sin as you would from a bad cold!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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