Thought For The Day by Al Boulden

2 Peter 3:17  “Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.”

Jesus redeems saved souls of sins past, present and future.  Grace, the unmerited gift from God, defies human logic.  It is a product of God’s love. Satan presents sin in tempting packages.  Once we surrender to the Lord, awareness of the consequences become more clear.  We hold power to accept or reject sin, and we will be judged accordingly.  It’s astonishing to see Believers, who appeared to have a solid walk with the Lord, “carried away” in a secular life of sin. Obedience to God’s way leads to blessings.  Disobediences nets punishment or curses.  The Bible forewarns.  Those who ignore warnings will be swept away as one caught in a raging flood.  Be wary of “little sins.”  Getting away with a small lie or “innocent flirt” can lead to bolder next steps.  Suddenly the sin has metastasized into a humiliating defiance of God’s Truth.  When society is more accepting of sin, obedience to God is more daunting.  Resistance to “little sins” leads to victory.  Consciously celebrating such times strengthen against the next temptation.  Remember that God sees everything. Nothing escapes His awareness.  Live each day forewarned against sin with desire to please God.

Lord, thank You for warnings against the traps of sin.  Keep us aware of Your presence in daily living, and fill us with motivation to continually please You.

Be forewarned and blessed today