I have been thinking lately about the attractiveness of sin. I originally wanted to write about another relative's purchase, but I guess God wanted me to make this more personal. The bed frame is a lot like sin. I can take it with me if we ever move, I can put my junk under it, and I know it will it won't give like a wooden frame. Its just wrong for me right now. Sin is like that in a way.
Sin looks attractive. To some, it looks attractive if everyone is doing it. To others, only if the cool people are doing it. When I was 19, I did drugs someone had at a party. A couple of weeks later, I was still high. I didn't think I would ever come down. I needed someone to talk to. I needed someone to reassure me that things would get back to normal. I went to the only person I knew who wouldn't judge me.
She said she used to sing a song that had the following words:
Sin will take you farther than you wanna go
Slowly but wholly taking control
Sin will leave you longer than you wanna stay
Sin will cost you far more than you wanna pay
She then promised not to tell anyone what I had done and that I would eventually get better. I did, but it was several years before things got back to normal in terms of how my brain functioned, especially when it came to driving again.
When I was 25, a guy I went to school with was arrested for drugs. The following year, a local paper proudly proclaimed that he wouldn't get out until he was 43 as his sentence was 18 - 21 years. I didn't know this guy very well. I think we might have had a class together in Middle School. Sin took him farther than he ever wanted to go. .
Sin does that. No one ever wakes up one day and says, "I want to be addicted to this or that for the rest of my life." But this is what sin does. Sin is attractive and edgy. Dare I say it? Sin can even be sexy. But in the end, it leads to destruction.