My sweet husband is not a fan of squirrels. He doesn’t like that they steal the bird food from our fine feathered friends. He calls squirrels rats with good public relations. I, on the other hand, think squirrels are cute. I think of them as squirrel pups or squirrel kittens. I love their little fluffy tails and that they can accomplish mighty feats of acrobatics to access food from bird feeders.
I even thought about buying a squirrel feeder, but then, I read some squirrels aren’t always vegetarians, when hungry they can turn carnivorous. Okay, that kinda makes me uncomfortable. Squirrels don’t seem quite so cute now. Their public relations have taken a hit.
Makes me remember that Satan often tries to disguise sin in a positive manner. The devil tries to convince the world that “that” sin isn’t “that” wrong, they are just sweet little fluffy things. Sin is never a sweet, little fluffy thing. No matter how good the public relations are about sin, sin is a big rat, carnivorous, monster eating the sinner from the inside out. There is nothing pretty about sin. Sin is never your friend. Don’t believe the lies, don’t even believe your eyes and emotions. God’s truth is Truth.
Sin is never you friend. Please don’t coddle sin, don’t let it in your yard, in your home, in your mind, and in your life. Sins temptations will come, but Jesus is always ready to save, always with enough power to help you through.
“Since the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see anything indecent among you or He will turn away from you.” ~ Deuteronomy 23:14 (NASB)
“Therefore, … let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus…” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT)
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ~ Hebrews 4:14-16 (NASB)
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