Times when we knew what we were supposed to do,
but had so much trouble actually doing it.
Times when we knew how we should handle a situation,
but also knew what would be more profitable for us.
Times when we knew that we were crossing a line,
but wanted what was on the other side so bad,
we decided it didn’t matter.
No matter how dedicated you are to your faith,
how old you are,
how many times you’ve been there,
it can still be difficult…
It’s been a problem that’s been going on since the beginning of Creation…
Eve knew that she shouldn’t eat from the tree,
but what it offered looked so much better than what she had.
The Israelites knew that they were supposed to be dedicate to the True God,
but what the false “gods” offered looked more appealing.
David knew that the adultery that he was about to commit would hurt him big time,
but immediate satisfaction seemed more desirable at the time.
Peter knew that Jesus was the Messiah,
but the fear of what would happened if he admitted to following seemed too big for him to be faithful.
Paul even dealt with this problem…
Romans 7:15 says, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
I don’t mention all of these examples so that we’ll feel better the next time we cross an obvious line.
I make these mentions to show you that WE can be different.
We can make the right choice today.
We can choose the right over the easy.
We can choose the godly over immediate satisfaction.
We can choose faithfulness over selfishness.