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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Practical Utility of Sin

We are dedicated to sin because it works so well...  Thoughts at DTTB.Sin works.  It meets short term needs.  It is pleasurable.  It feels good.  That was one of the things that drove the women who were leading their husbands into sin in Judah in Jeremiah 44:15 – 19.  Their sacrifices to the queen of heaven seemed to bring them prosperity, which was another problem.  They judged spiritual effectiveness with prosperity.

It is hard to repent of sin when it seems to be working out so well.  The problem with Judah, and the problem we face, is that the long term effect of sin is destruction.

So we have to weigh what it is to which we are committed.  Short term pleasure or long term peace with a God who designed us for that peace.  Moses also faced that.  Hebrews 11:23 – 25 tells us his options and his choice.

We do well to follow his example.

2 comments:

  1. Seems like Eve perceived the same thing, even though she had absolutely no need for anything: when she "saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make wise, she took...and ate...."
    Genesis 3:6

    A rather expensive meal as it turned out....

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    1. Yeah, we have not learned much since then...

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