Ever heard this old adage: “time heals all wounds”?
Unfortunately this is far from the truth when considering the nature of sin.
Too often we trivialize and have a cavalier attitude towards sin - treating it as if it is of no consequence.
“A little lie here and there makes no difference...sure I look at porn from time to time but I can stop whenever I want...my boss doesn’t see the value I bring to work so I’m just gonna clock a few extra hours...sure I let my kids watch that even though it’s inappropriate but I’d rather them see it with me than somewhere else...etc, etc etc...).
What we don’t realize with entertaining sin and giving away ground in small ways is that: Sin + Time = a well worn path (to destruction).
Giving continual audience to sin only trains our flesh to sin more and justify our unrighteousness behaviors.
The ruts on the path become more familiar, we’ll worn, and deep.
Consider the words of Paul in Ephesians 5:8-11:
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
How about you, Dad? Are you creating a well worn path in regards to sin?
Take 5 minutes, read Ephesians 5:1-20, pray and ask the Spirit to reveal areas of your life where you are giving way to sin. Then repent and move forward, forging a new path.