Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 18, 2019


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

You are walking on a sidewalk on a brisk fall afternoon, your hair flowing with the breeze and your body feeling rejuvenated by the sunshine. The color of the changing leaves warrant the perfect background for that selfie you want to take when you meet up with your friends for your weekly ladies time. Suddenly you spot a $100 bill caught in the edge of a brick wall, and you rush to it before it flies away with the wind. As you bend down to pick up that bill, you are already fantasizing about how you are going to spend it. Nonetheless, as you look closely, you realize the $100 is a fake, it is nothing but a replica that someone made in order to lure others to pick up an advertisement for some brokerage firm.

What a disappointment, right? Almost instantly your plans for that money fall down the drain. Your countenance changes and you are suddenly not as excited as you were before you spotted it on the ground, as it waited to catch your eyes.

What a good illustration of the works of Satan to lure people into doing that which is displeasing to God, wouldn’t you agree? Sin seldom looks bad at first. On the contrary, in order to “hook” you into falling for something that will hold you captive and ultimately destroy you, he will make it seem like a pretty good option. It may be an X-rated movie that will turn into an addiction to pornography or a “feel-good pill” that will turn into an addiction to drugs, or a little pocket change you find in someone else’s purse that will give you a thirst for big bucks and lead you to actually steal. It may also be a little “secret” that will become a gossip that will tear someone else’s life down (and yours, too) or a secret friendship with a married someone who makes you feel good about yourself for a time but will tear down his or her family and break hearts.

Friend, listen to God’s voice. If you sense a nudge telling you NOT to do something, that is probably because He is telling you just that. Do not risk it. The joy offered by sin is counterfeit and will bring you nothing but heartache. Choose the joy of the Lord.

“Lord, the devil is sly. Please help us to be watchful and wise in our decisions.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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