Well, I do believe in right and wrong, and the wrong is called sin. So if you are offended by me calling something sin, it would be best for you to stop reading now.
Are you still with me? Then read this: satan…incited David to sin… (1 Chronicles 21:1).
Incited means this wasn’t a straight-up fight. Sin seldom makes a bold, in-your-face attack. Sin isn’t really an ambush. It’s sort of a whispering campaign.
- Sin is an appeal to ego
- Sin is a half-truth
- Sin is an attempt to be subtle
- Sin is so innocent looking
The Bible says satan lurks like a lion in the underbrush (1 Peter 5:8).
He waits for the perfect opportunity to strike (Luke 4:13).
satan is sneaky (Genesis 3:1).
He lies (John 8:44).
He distorts the truth (Luke 4:9-11).
That’s why I cannot give sin an inch. I have to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5), and pull everything into the light of The Truth (John 3:20-21).
It’s not usually the blatant sin that brings down great men and women, but the subtle. So stay on your guard. Always!