The self-justification of man is never more powerful or judicial than the absolute command or “thou shall not” of almighty God. Abstinence from sin is always the best insurance from corruption and moral decay. Once you leave that place of innocence, you can never go back. You must accept the consequences and the penalties for doing so. Saying no to sin can never be classified as foolish; and, it will never leave you empty and hurting. The enticing of the mind will always be tempting and alluring; but, yielding to its folly will never be a way to triumph or succeed. Gratification through acts of perversion or sin are short lived in there pleasure; but, are sure to hang around when the enemy is in need of evidence or accusation.
The warning of God or that of being under His guidance and protection is far more desirable than the beguilement and destruction of sin. Accepting the truth and living under its instruction and wisdom shows more intelligence than having to find everything out by experiencing it for yourself. God has promised to forgive; but, forgiveness always comes with a punishment or penalty. The praise of God is far better than a reprimand; and, to deny sins its final victory should be our constant effort and intent. If God says something is wrong, than why do we have to personally experience it to prove Him right? The intellect of man is there for his enlightenment and protection. God gave man the ability to discern good from evil so that he would not have to experience the ravishing and pitfalls of an evil world. Where is the rationale or common sense in living in or experiencing sin, simply to prove that it is sin? The justification of sin for any reason intentional or not is the act of a fool and will always bring about sorrow and ultimate regret.
Many of those things I once thought as exciting and desirable have come back to haunt me; and, I regret there accomplishment. Most of the ammo that the enemy uses against me he acquired at my expense and with my participation and permission. The face of temptation is always promising and beautiful while its backside is filled with certain guilt and unending pain. There can never be an excuse or reason that makes sin justifiable or praiseworthy; and, to obey or honor the prince of this world is certain folly.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” 1 Corinthians 10:13. Sin may be pleasurable for a season; but, its ultimate intent is destruction and certain death. How then can we justify sinful thought or actions, or what rationale is there that defends its participation and practice? GLH MOM,LLC