From Jim Denison:
“There’s something about temptation that causes us to think this “sin” warning doesn’t really apply to us. We will get away with it. No one will know, no one will be hurt, no consequences will follow. Or so we think.
Here’s why the temptation to yield to temptation is especially tempting in our culture.
Our post-Christian, relativistic society has jettisoned the concept of absolute truth and morality. In such a worldview, “sin” is a subjective idea rather than an objective reality.
What the Bible calls a “baby” (as when Elizabeth’s “baby leaped in her womb,” Luke 1:41), Planned Parenthood calls a “product of conception.” What the Bible calls “men committing shameless acts with men” (Romans 1:27), our culture calls “marriage equality.”
As a result, sins are no longer objectively sinful. It’s easier for Satan to tempt us to sin if we don’t believe in sin.”
I believe people think, “There is no such thing as the devil”. If this is true, then blame broken families, churches,Universities and public schools. Where is the evidence of change-of-heart following today’s worship services? People applaud Charlie Stanley on Sunday morning, but we don’t see an ‘alter call’. Invitation is given, briefly and on to a promotional announcement about a coming “cruise”. Preachers don’t break a sweat anymore. Men wear ties to service, but there’s no evidence of the “Tie That Binds”. “Fasting” has been replaced by weight loss television ads.
We stand in the need of prayer, but when I invited just one or two to join me for my ZOOM prayer wheel, I was all alone. I joined the 8PM-Central nightly prayer and I have no idea as to its success.
There is absolutely nothing more we can do, but follow this verse of scripture:
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
And, that’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates. AMEN