I know some of you don’t read comments so I wanted to take a snippet posted today in the comments on James 1 and move it here. Roberta Pledge offered this great acronym for remembering how sin originates and how to avoid becoming trapped in it. Thanks Roberta! Very memorable.
D for DISTRACTION, sin begins by simply taking our eyes off of God
E for EVIL DESIRE, soon this distraction becomes an evil desire
A for ADDICTION, then it totally consumes our thoughts and actions
D for DEATH, whether spiritual, physical or both, the end result of sin is death
Roberta says: “When we understand where sin begins, we can pray regularly to see the distractions in our lives and stop our sin at that point. A weed is much easier to pull before it is deeply rooted!”