Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sin's Progress

Sin's Progress by Keith Cook

"But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness." 1 Timothy 6:11

Sin is never neutral. Sin always effects others around you. Sin has a cause and effect; there is no way around it except not to sin. The only way to do that is to let Jesus Christ give you strength and protection.

The natural progression of sin is to See Sin, Desire Sin, Take Sin, and then to Give Sin.

See - Seeing sin is the mental and emotional level of noticing something or an attitude as being pleasing to one of the senses. (Feel, smell, taste, see, hear, etc...) To look upon something is not wrong. To look upon it with interest or admiration with curiosity, this leads to the scale of sin's progression.

Desire - This is the level where sin is really germinated and hatched. After seeing sin, the interest and admiration for sin is sparked, and this can result in the desire for the object or action. Desire leads you to a sense that you want that certain object or action, you crave it, you must do something, or you must have it.

Take - Once someone moves from seeing sin to desiring sin, it is easy to move on to the taking part of sin. Sin has been allowed to master the individual. Sin has contaminated the soul, heart, and mind. It also will affect the body.

Give - Giving sin is actively passing on habits, traits, and opportunities for others to sin. It is like Eve getting Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. It is the father passing on anger and abuse to a child. It is a big brother passing down a bad habit to a sibling. It is a Christian passing on an excuse for not taking a stand to another believer who then justifies inactivity and passivity.

Do not let sin progress in your life. Stop the flow. Stop the downward spiral of sin in your life. Do not let sin get a foothold in your life.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will stop the downward spiral of sin in your life. Pray that God will enable you to flee from even the appearance of sin.

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