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5 Tricky Ways Sin Sneaks into Our Lives

I can still remember watching a show with our entire family that seemed innocent enough, only to come upon a scene that made me blush with embarrassment. Of course, I couldn’t find the remote and clumsily ran up to the TV to turn it off, while tripping on my youngest daughter’s popcorn bowl and practically falling into the whole entertainment center. It was seriously a comedy of errors. Thankfully, my oldest daughter found the remote and fumbled to turn it off so my eight-year-old didn’t have to witness a very worldly view of love with glaringly disturbing images. 


Unfortunately, we can’t altogether hide or shelter our children from the evils of this world. That’s because we live in a broken and messy world, riddled with the harsh reality of our corroded hearts and the never-ceasing bend to the ways of our flesh. 


In other words, we can’t stop a sinking ship that is going down due to poor choices. However, we can reach for a life raft, throw down an anchor, and put on the life jacket to chart ahead and preserve.


And yes, in this analogy, that life raft, anchor, and jacket is Jesus.

All that to say, our choices matter – a lot! 


The truth is we can’t abide in Jesus and entertain the ways of the world at the same time. We must choose a side. In other words, we can’t flirt with sin and expect to live a life that glorifies God; it simply isn’t possible.


So, let’s get a little real and honest with ourselves here. I invite you to call out the things that may be seeping into your life, pulling you away from the abundant life that Jesus offers us (John 14:6). Choose what is honorable, noble, just, and good (Philippians 4:8). And strive to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).


Below are five common ways sin can easily sneak into your life, but take heart, because we will also reveal the truth that can set us free!


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