Why is it that we are attracted to the things that we know will kill us?
It’s the picture of a moth circling around a lightbulb. All the moth wants in life is that light bulb. He circles it for hours on end, until he finally gathers the gall to fly right into it. Maybe he survives the first time, so he tries a couple more times. Maybe he still survives, after all, he has a high pain tolerance. The next night, he tries again. This time he only lets the light tempt him for a couple of minutes, then flies straight for it — and dies.
So it is with man and sin.
We get as close as we can to the line, until we no longer have the resolve to stay away from it. We go for it. Go all in. Say screw it. It felt good in the moment.
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” – Romans 8:5
“We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.” – 1 John 5:18
We’re called to be people without sin. We’re called to live according to the Spirit, and put to death the deeds of the flesh.
If you keep messing with that sin, it will kill you. Don’t give it the chance. Do what you know is right, and destroy the work of the Enemy in your life.
P.s. – We all struggle, and are going to struggle. But sinning is not something that you have to do. You can overcome it. I can overcome it. We can overcome it. And we must overcome it if we want to walk in power.
Remember, even if you screw up, which you will, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1