The devil’s tactics have not changed from since Adam and Eve…It’s the same old tricks he pulls on all of us with the exact same consequences. He questions our good intentions by asking the same question “Did God really say you must not…?”
How many times when we want to do our own thing and we defend our choices by saying any of the following:
- Worry about your own sins, you will not be asked about mine
- My life. My choices. My mistakes. Not your business.
- You made mistakes, I will make mines
- Don’t judge me just because I sin differently from you. Sin is sin, so take care of yours.
- Let God judge me
- Before you judge me, make sure you’re perfect
The Bible says that the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord made. We can get real crafty with our words when we want to beat our conscience.
We were all born with a sense of innocence but sooner than later we lose our innocence because we live in a fallen world. The sad reminders in our life of sin are: it produces shame, guilt, and grief….Sure, sin brings pleasure but after that it brings pain. The pay package for sin is death. It’s The Word of God. Families and businesses have suffered tremendously from the consequences of sin.
We need to learn and teach our children that sin cost more than we would ever want to pay, and take us places that we don’t want to go, and keep us there longer than we originally wanted to stay.
We must protect our children and ourselves by understanding the horrific consequences of sin.
Genesis 3:7 “Then their eyes were opened and they knew they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”
Together we can stand stronger with the help of God and holding each other accountable. The fear and respect for God keeps us from sinning. Like David, when we sin, we sin against God.