Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday "Text" (Bible Rated R?)

Tuesday "Text" II Samuel 11:1-26 (Read II Samuel 11:1-26 HERE)

I think stories like this are proof that this book really is the Word of God. If men had made this stuff up "pretending" to speak on God's behalf I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have included a soap opera chapter like this. It's a horrible story.

I have two observations about sin from this passage that stand out to me:

I think it's fair to say that one of sin's greatest companions is opportunity. Where there is "opportunity" sin often lurks around the corner. This is why we (I) must consistently seek to minimize the opportunity for our (my) eyes, ears, or hearts to even move in that direction. I was reminded of the New Testament verse that says this: "But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. -Romans 7:8" Verdict---Minimize opportunity and you'll minimize sin.

Simply stated sin is like an oreo with milk. It's tough to have just one. As David's story demonstrates and as my life has proved (and your life if you're honest)...we will go to great lengths to hide our sin even if it takes more sin to cover up our sin. Seems silly when you say it out loud but it is so true. I wonder how many of us have lied to cover up an addiction? How many have lied to cover up cheating? (on taxes--or a spouse?). Sin is a doorway to a chaos.

Add those two and you get--Words of wisdom for life!!!:
Next time you pass the oreos just keep walking. If you stop to look you just might eat the whole bag. And when your parents or spouse catch you with oreos in your teeth and asked where did all the oreos go? You'll lie and say the dog did it :-)

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