SINFUL LIVING HAS A HIGH COST!
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
“From the roof he saw a woman bathing” (2 Samuel 11:2). Sin has three main roots: “The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16, KJV).
Most sin begins with the eyes, just as the first sin entered when Eve “saw the fruit” (Genesis 3:6). Job said, “I have made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” (Job 31:1 KJV). David’s eyes fell into lust, starting a cycle of violence and anarchy in his kingdom. His lustful eyes brought forth sin, and it took him years and much heartache before he ever got extricated from that sin. David finally said, “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes” (Psalm 101:3, NASB).
Sinful living has a high cost. A line from a famous sermon conveys it well: “Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, cost you more than you want to pay.” Be ruthless against lustful thoughts and imaginations, because their payoff is in far more heartache than the momentary pleasure of sin. So, don’t allow sin to have dominion over you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Dear Heavenly Father, today is a day of new beginnings in my life in Jesus Name, Amen”