A friend of mine has a four-year-old granddaughter who has a ton of food allergies including wheat and gluten. Wow, that narrows things down. Cookies and cakes are out of the question unless they are made with special ingredients. Even at her young age, when she is offered something that she’s allergic to she wisely responds, “I can’t have that. It will make me sick.” Now this little one will even refuse things at a party! The reason for her response is because her mom has taught her what will hurt her and, after all, who wants to be sick?
Wouldn’t it be great if we could easily pass on the badstuff? Sometimes we think, “Well, maybe just this once.” Then, one cookie turns into a bag! It’s the same way with sin. Sometimes we recognize it, but we don’t REFUSE it. We don’t want to think ahead and consider the consequences (and there are always consequences.) We don’t head for the carrot sticks. Next thing you know, we’re sick.
Our Father has also taught us what’s good for us, and what’s not. It’s up to us to be diligent to say NO when the enemy dangles a cookie before us. Just one? Sorry. Afraid not. Remember the whole bag? Listen for His voice-“It’s not good for you, even once.” Gwen~