Yesterday I went to visit an old friend who lives in Calera, OK. We had lunch together around 2:15 p.m. He took me to a place called Hillbilly Barbecue. The barbecue there is to die for. The ribs were tender and the sauce was out of this world.
When I got home this morning around 2:15 a.m. I slowly crawled into bed hoping not to disturb Robin. She woke up, gave me a kiss, and then asked, “What have you been eating?” I didn’t realize how bad it was until this morning! The bedroom was filled with a bad odor and that odor was coming from my mouth.
Those ribs were delicious. They looked good, smelled good, and tasted good, but I never realized until this morning what they’d do to my breath. Isn’t that the same way we look at sin. Sin smells good, looks good, and taste good, but we don’t realize the kind of effect it has on us and others until it’s to late!
I want to let you in on a secret, we don’t have to sin, it’s a choice we make each and every day. Let’s stop blaming the devil! He didn’t make us say it, do it, or think it! We have a choice to make today, are we gonna live in sin or be Holy as He is Holy?
Leviticus 20: 7 says, “Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God!”