I watched in amazement as a grackle, standing in a busy intersection, danced around oncoming traffic! Then this thought popped into my head: “That’s just like we are with sin!” Instead of running from it, we like to dance around it, hoping we won’t be run over by it.
I imagine God watches us thinking the same thing I did about the grackle – it’s only a matter of time before their foolish actions will catch up with them.
Let’s look at what the Bible has to say.
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Looks like the operative word here is FLEE! Nothing indicates we should try to interact with sin in any way as the grackle did with the cars. Don’t hang around doing things you know displease God. It’s just a matter of time before you will be run over. Gwen~