So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more (Eph. 4:19).
It starts with a little experiment…
Just…you know… to see what it’s like.
You won’t go too far, because you know your boundaries.
Besides, you’re tough enough and smart enough to play a little and not get burned.
But sin is an addiction, Beloved.
It’s worse than heroin or crack or any other chemical that can enslave the body and the mind and the spirit.
Day by day it gives less and takes more, until it owns your very soul.
You, by the blood of Christ, have been released from the addiction.
You, through the Cross, have been freed from the curse.
You, by the grace of Almighty God, are no longer a slave to sin.
So act like it.
Happy Friday, Beloved.