An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Long Term Effects

(Pro 6:32 KJV)  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Why does the Bible warn us about sin?  Why is it said that if you like something it is either fattening or sinful?  Think of yourself as a toddler.  You don’t have a clue about your world.  You are exploring and sampling experiences.  The biggest frustration you have is this big person who keeps telling you, “No.”  So you throw a tantrum.  Then you learn that is a “no” too.

That adult in the room is trying to keep you from destroying yourself.  The idea of destruction is the force that corrupts and decays.  This word does not seem suited to an explosion as much as a gradual crumbling. 

So?  Keep in mind that just because you don’t see any immediate catastrophe does not mean that the long term results of rejecting God’s standards will not be ugly. 

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