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.