Our culture baits us to edge of disaster (with sin), then mocks us when we fall over."
Andy Stanley, from his recent Guardrails series
"The more you indulge your self, the more your self will demand." (See Prov.27:20)
It is late and I do not have time to write much tonight...but I have been holding on to these two quotes about sin for a while.
I never intended to be a anti-racy magazine cover crusading, anti-pop culture radical. I don't even necessarily think of myself in those terms until I read back over things I have written or try to see myself through the eyes of others.
The truth is, I am just a follower of God who knows what a tricky, slippery slope tolerance becomes on the way to sin.
At some point we have to get back to the basics and realize that most people don't set out to allow sin to creep into their lives and wreak havoc---it happens one decision at a time.
Lord, give us wisdom. Open our eyes to the potential harm being caused by the gradual wearing down of our sensitivities to wrong. Help us to love your people in this world--but not become too enamored with the world itself.