The Field Of Temptations
Sin seems to have no boundaries on where it lurks. It just creeps along through time and space, sucking whatever opportunity it has to grasp us within its control and influence. Sin has no shape or form; it’s just an air of opportunity for humans to indulge in destructively-negative behavior.
The way to avoid sin is not by running away from it, but rather by confronting it before it takes a hold of us. Sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to confront sin; it just happens. But many times, we have an opportunity to decide between right and wrong. And we still pick wrong.
And the more we sin, the easier it becomes to repeat a certain behavior. For instance, the more we lie, the more comfortable we become at lying. Lying provides us with power: it teaches us that you can obtain X by performing Y and Z. In return, we enjoy obtaining X and want more Xs in the future.
Another form of sin is XXX or pornography. Notice how you feel disgusted and guilty after masturbating to porn? That’s the feeling of sin running through your veins. But for many people, rather than stopping the behavior, they continue to indulge in porn because the pleasure is more important than the guilt.
How about strip clubs, escorts or happy endings at massage parlors? Welcome to lust town, where you can have your desires fulfilled at the expense of your purity. Sin loves sex. It has infiltrated every corner of society, making sure humans breath in lust like they breath in drugs.
How about K2, marijuana, crystal meth or alcohol? Another forum where humans can indulge in sin and skyrocket their pleasure levels. However, this form of sin is much deadlier than others. The sin of drugs works by hijacking a human’s brain and cooking up an addiction that has the potential to kill.
The field of temptations is very wide and many people have trouble leaving this plantation. We are all slaves to sin, otherwise God wouldn’t have sent Jesus! In the bible it says, “for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The DSM Ready Movement must not forget to seek God for help, courage, guidance and love!
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