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Sunday, November 27, 2005

SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG - A DELIGHT TO THE EYES.

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. - Genesis 3:6.

In the Australian bush country grows a little plant called the "sundew." It has a slender stem and tiny, round leaves fringed with hairs that glisten with bright drops of liquid as delicate as fine dew. Woe to the insect, however, that dares to dance on it.

Although its attractive clusters of red, white, and pink blossoms are harmless, the leaves are deadly. The shiny moisture on each leaf is sticky and will imprison any bug that touches it. As an insect struggles to free itself, the vibration causes the leaves to close tightly around it. This innocent-looking plant then feeds on its victim. - Our Daily Bread.

Ouch! We've known the way of sin for thousands of years now, yet we sometimes still follow the same path, and it is because we are lured by something pleasing to our eyes.

We pause for closer inspection of the object, allowing ourselves to be caught up in its desirability. We dabble in it and play with it, and then we participate in the sin. Finally, we involve others in sin.

You would think we would have learned the pattern, and would have stopped by now, but sometimes we are so slow in dealing with it! So with the help of the Holy Spirit, why don't we start learning right now, and put it right?


Loving Father, please forgive me for my rebellious and sinful heart. I want to live wholly for you. I don't want to be captured by the allure of sin or tempted by worldly passions. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to passionately live a godly life, for your glory. In the wonderful and mighty Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

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