Monday, March 11, 2002

Job 33:27-28

"He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light."
Job 33:27-28

God is so incredibly good to us.  God loves us so much that he watches closely to see if any of us realize that sin isn't taking us where we want to go... and is ready to snatch us back at the first admission.  I think it is also interesting to note that the hypothetical man in this story found sin to be unprofitable, as it always, always is.  Sometimes we engage in or commit sin in order to fill the holes in ourselves, sometimes we do it to get ahead, or to avoid pain or embarrassment... sometimes we have other motivations... but in truth, sin does none of these things for us.  Sin might temporarily help you to forget a hole in your life, but in the end it only makes the holes wider and deeper.  Sin might get you ahead temporarily, but in the end you will be very much behind.  It enhances pain, makes embarrassment more likely, and fulfils no legitimate need.  Like smoking perhaps, it offers a temporary benefit while eating away at you, causing you incredible pain in the end.  Today, let's examine the consequences of sin and truly see the unprofitableness (is that a word?) thereof. :)  God offers us real solutions rather than false and temporary ones... and he has a solution, even to our most pressing and painful problems.  Let's pray to find it... and avoid the pit.  It sounds scary. :)

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