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Word of the Day

Usually giving birth is thought of as a good thing with a few notable exceptions (remember that Bill Cosby episode where he dreamed he was giving birth to a giant sub sandwich?). One of those exceptions is listed in James 1 when it talks about giving birth to sin.

James 1:14-15
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin [a]is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Now its true that no one ever got fat by walking into a grocery store, its the countless Twinkies that eventually will do us in. However, if you know that you have a Twinkie problem, then its best not to buy them and if you have a hard time not buying them then you should probably stay out of the store.

Sin can be a nasty thing, secret sins are worse (there is a reason why God constantly calls us to repentance) it can be really easy to say this Twinkie won't hurt me, but like James says lust conceived gives birth to sin and sin accomplished, death. Don't let sin get a foothold, like a splinter left untreated eventually gets infected, even from the small sins, repent!

Mark 9:43-45
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into [f]hell, into theunquenchable fire, 44 [[g]where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.] 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into [h]hell

Have you ever said "I'm only gonna do this one more time"...."Im only gonna drink one more beer and then I'll quit"...."im only gonna look at this one more time".....Im only gonna have one more qt corn dog..... whatever it is the statement is flawed. As Mark says cut your hand off if you can't stop, better to enter life (eternal life) with no arms, legs, eyes whatever then to have your lust give birth to sin and sin bring forth death (eternal separation from God). Cry out to God, Salvation is now!!

2 Corinthians 6:2
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

2 for He says,
“AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU,
AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.”
Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION”

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