Story time. One day the Queen needed a new chauffeur. The first guy she tried out did pretty well in the interview, so she let him take her out for a spin in her Audi. Driving up in the windy mountain roads, she told him to drive as close to the edge as he could. Thinking he was hot stuff, he went about 30cm from the edge. He was proud of himself, but the Queen wasn't satisfied. A second bloke came in for the job, she asks him to do the same thing. This guy got even closer - maybe 10 cm - to the edge. But the Queen kept looking. A third driver was interviewed, and she once again told him to drive close to the cliff. 'With respect Ma'am,' he shouted, 'To keep you safe, I'm staying as far away from it as I can!'
He got the job. Tadaaaaa. We should think like that third driver - don't even go there. Stay away. Don't play at the edge of sin. Do you keep messing up? Get out of there! Do you struggle with pornography? Don't go on the internet alone - don't make it easy to look at what you shouldn't. Do you struggle with drinking? Don't touch the stuff - stay away. Because when you play on the edge of sin, you will fall off. Guar-an-teed.
So what now? Come clean. What is that one thing that just keeps coming back up over and over? What would it take to get rid of it? Ask a friend to keep you accountable, and take the steps to get there. Today. Like, right now.
SoulFood: Est 1-4, John 20:19-31, Ps 105:8-22, Ecc 7:1-4
The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by RBG New Zealand. 2011 UCB International Ltd