October 8

Written by Bill Grandi on October 8th, 2020

I read the following statement recently:

Sin will take you farther than you want to go, it will keep you longer than you want to stay, and it will cost you more than you want to pay.  (Good Morning Lord…Can We Talk?- Chuck Swindoll-p.280)

That struck me. I have often said from the pulpit that sin is not ugly or distasteful or unappealing. To clarify: it is not made to look that way. Why would the enemy try to entice us with something that was a turn off? He doesn’t say, “Here try this drug. Oh…by the way…let me show you how it will end up if you do.”  Nor does he entice us sexually with a woman (in a male’s case) who is 200 pounds overweight and bald. No he entices with someone who looks inviting. He doesn’t entice a young athlete to use steroids by showing ‘roid rage or weight gain or unneeded hair growth to a young woman. No, he will not show the ugly side of sin.

What he does offer is paradise. A taste of heaven. A false reality. He’s like the circus shyster offering more than he can deliver.

Paul wrote about that. In Galatians 6:7 he wrote, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” In spite of what we think, there will come a day when each one of us will give an account. We will then find out that sin was not cheap, nor was it honest.

“Father, may I not be deceived by the ‘beauty’ or allure of sin. It is empty. It is ugly at the core. Its consequences are long-lasting. Help me break free from its pull.”


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  1. Sin is like a lady, all dressed up, but with nowhere to go. Lord, lead us not into temptation!
    Blessings, Bill!