DayBreaks for 04/27/12 – What Makes Us Vulnerable
Psalm 90:14 (NLT) – Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
What is it that makes us so vulnerable to sin? I know what James says about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Those things are undeniable. I also know that we are led into sin when we are enticed by our own desires. I’ve supplied plenty of evidence of that throughout my life. It is the nature of the flesh to “fall.”
I read this from John Ortberg in Fighting the Good Fight, in the spring 2012 issue of Leadership Journal, and thought it worth contemplating. He was talking about what makes us so prone and vulnerable to sin when he wrote:
“It is perhaps the inversion of one of the great observations of ancient Israel: the joy of the Lord is our strength. Those of us in church leadership read or hear with sad frequency of one of our sisters or brothers ending up in a moral ditch. A mentor of mine noted once that when that happens, as a general rule, the person has been living without a deep sense of soul satisfaction for a long time, which is what made them vulnerable. I asked him how often someone who does live with a deep sense of soul satisfaction in God and their life ends up in a moral ditch.
“Never, he said. Always it is the unsatisfied soul that finds sin to look good.”
How is your soul satisfaction?
PRAYER: Satisfy us with Your good things that we don’t go looking for satisfaction elsewhere! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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