Am I the only one who has looked at the gains of people who have cheated and lied and felt like the world is just not a fair place? I look at Al Gore and the awesome amounts of money he has made playing the Global Warming card, and a Nobel Prize as frosting on the cake. I look at the guys who thought up the scheme of siphoning off the small percentage that was involved in rounding off bank accounts and over a period of time accumulated wealth I can only dream of. At times I day-dream of getting a piece of those pies. Then I realize that is not the way of a just and holy God and flee from that tangent.
If sin is still the focus of our life we are “wicked” (7563). It doesn’t matter what prayer I prayed at summer camp or how many camp meetings I have attended. My focus must be on the things of God.
Remember that the sin is not in the temptation.
(James 1:14-15 KJV) But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.It is not the first thought, or even the second that brings sin and death. It is the desire. I pray that my desires would be focused on the things of God not the things of men.
So? We aware of what attracts your desire. Is it something that draws you away from God? Then it is of the devil. Resist him and he will flee from you. It is not a bad idea to do little attitude checks as the day goes on. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes and direct you in the path of righteousness.