The Matters of the Heart

Something I read today…..

Quote…”There’s a subtle strategy Satan uses to take control of our lives. The Bible calls it “lasciviousness” and it means “to have no restraint.”

Lasciviousness has been preached as being extreme immorality, but it doesn’t start out that way. It begins with just a few seemingly innocent thoughts. Then those thoughts grow and grow until they begin to produce serious sin.

One afternoon as a nine-year-old boy, for example, I just yielded to the desire to curse. I knew better, but I did it anyway. I had a relative who was so good at West Texas cussin’ that I thought he invented it. I was intrigued and I wanted to try it.

When I let go of all restraint and began to say those curse words, something evil moved in on my thinking that seriously affected me for some 20 years. A law was set in motion. As a result, my flesh gradually became boss over my entire being.” unquote…

My, my!!! How easy it is to fall into the trap of Satan. We know what is right. We know what we should and should not do. But we allow Satan to take us through doors that we’ve never walked before, doing things that we’ve never done before. Really, we were too afraid to do some of the things because a fear of God was in us.

Oh Zion! We MUST “watch and pray lest we enter into temptation,” and succumb to the temptation, and yet call ourselves people of God. We MUST repent from where we have fallen.

YES God loves us! YES God is merciful! YES God forgives! But any parent gets tired and has to chastise their child at some point. None of us want to fall into the hands of an angry God.


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