A Youtube™ video shows a couple playing with a lion. Apparently, the lion was hand-raised and so is ‘tame’. The man has the lion on a chain, but while playing the lion pounces on the woman and mauls her. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.
It seems like absolute folly to play with a lion. Lions will be lions and will kill humans.
Yet, so often we fail to see it as absolute folly to play with sin. Sin will be sin, and will kill.
In Proverbs 5–9, the father warns his son to not even go near the door of the adulterous woman. She will lead to the grave.
The graphic image he gives helps us understand the appeal and lure of all sin, not just adultery. It seduces and offers much, but is an empty promise. It ruins.
In the Cross of Christ, God shows us the power of sin. We are no match; only Jesus could kill it for us. Let’s not play with sin but turn to Christ; hiding from it in him.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.