"A person must live," goes the popular dodge by which we often try and justify our worst actions. Call it what you will - self centeredness, self-defense, self preservation - this is the root of sin in all it's forms. From the beginning of human existence this was so, causing people to exalt their own will above God's will. Sin makes us more beast like than God-like. It binds us to earth when we are capable of heaven. Yet, like a haunting dream, the voice of God is eternally calling us upward.
Why is temptation so glamorous and enticing?
What are the consequences of disobedience?
Why must some people "pay a price" for foolish action while others do not?
PRAYER: For our foolish thoughts and desires; for words spoken in haste and passion; for our failures in self control: forgive us, Lord, and help us to mend our ways.- AMEN!