It May Seem Like a Good Idea at the Time…

Sin almost always makes us miserable.  Oh, it may seem like a good idea at the time, and it promises all sorts of fun and delight, but in the end sin always complicates our lives, hurts ourselves and others, and leaves us guilty, ashamed and feeling cut off from the love of God.  In the book of Proverbs, we learn that the twisted way of the transgressor is full of thorns and snares (Proverbs 22:5).  That matches our own life experience.  We suffer intensely from the bitter fruit of our own stupidity, foolish appetites, disordered desires, and over-desires for good things.

Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 156

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