Temptation

God says throughout the Bible “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” He also says “The wages of sin is death.”.

Those two statements should be enough to help us keep on the right track, but sometimes I am sobered and hopefully more resistant to temptation, when I watch some of the world news unfold.

Mark Sanford – Governor of South Carolina, with apparently an intelligent, attractive wife and beautiful kids, rising star in the GOP, talked about for President – throws away or tarnishes so much with a woman from Argentina.

Steve McNair – Former football star. Married. Literally dies when his lover shoots him and then herself. Wonder if he had any clue at all what might happen.

Senator Ensign – Rising conservative star in GOP. Has affair with a staffer. Double whammy in that both she and her husband were close to him.

Just sobering to think “But for the Grace of God, there go I.”

Back to working on my own marriage to make it all it can be, because that is one of the best protections to temptation. If I am putting my energy into that I will have less energy to put anywhere it shouldn’t be.

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One Response to Temptation

  1. Joanie says:

    That’s a good word! Thank you!

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