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Living Close to the Edge

Sin can be fun.

Doing something you know is close to the edge, just a little over the line is fun. If it were not enjoyable, we wouldn’t do it, right? We wouldn’t even WANT to engage if it were horrible.

But disobedience doesn’t feel bad. It feels good.

It always felt good before I was born again and STILLS feels good now that I am a new creation in Christ.

Think about this: if you were the devil, would you make sin hurt? Of course not! I would make it exactly the way it is … pleasurable, tempting, alluring and fun. I have to give the enemy credit – he may be despicable but he is crafty and shrewd. He knows just where our chinks are located, just where we’re vulnerable and he quietly, stealthily waits for a prime moment to present before us an opportunity to …. disobey.

Disobey what? God’s written instructions in His Word.

Disobey whom? Abba Himself.

Watch this sweet little child as she disobeys and see if you can spot a little of yourself. I saw myself in her actions.

“It is never God’s intention for His people to live close to the edge of sin, but to live close to His throne.”  Tim Franklin, PhD

Living close to the edge is dangerous territory. I know because I have walked close to that boundary. Seems innocent at first, but then the warnings appear. We are given the choice at each warning to repent or to move deeper in. The song Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins sums it up perfectly.

“Just because something is technically legal, doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 (The MSG)

So this post is another yellow warning sign on the highway of your life.  It flashes, Danger, Will Robinson, danger. The only way to make things right is to sincerely repent. To ask God for forgiveness, then turn in the opposite direction. Stop doing it. Cut it off, completely. Stop thinking about it. Like the mom said, “If you’re sorry, you wouldn’t keep doing it.” 

I know about this, too because I disobeyed recently and repented to clear my conscience. It feels good being restored to right standing with the Father. There is room next to me. Care to join me?

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2 replies

  1. I agree that going over the line is dangerous territory, but how about going just up to the line and not over it? That may be another blog topic!


    1. Guess you missed the point. Living close to the edge means simply that. Do you like it when our granddaughter tests you?
      When we go just up to the line, we test God’s patience. I don’t want that kind of relationship with my Abba. I want Him to trust me. Thanks for reading, Professor.


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