Posted: May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.” James 1:14


Yesterday I was driving on the interstate heading home, when I noticed a fast moving car coming up behind me. I could tell it was a sports car because of the shape it was, so realizing that I needed to get over into the right lane so he (or she) could move on past me, I got into the other lane to allow the car to pass. One car was already in front of me, two was behind me (in the right lane) and quickly coming up beside me was the black sports car. It got nose to nose with me as I realized it was a Dodge charger – all black. The car accelerated past me (I was already doing 65 so I know the driver had to be doing at least 80) when I caught the license plate – SIN. I quickly sped up just a bit and sure enough, the license plate in bold red letters was SIN, nothing else.

At first I kind of laughed out loud, the thought of it all, but then I began to think as the car was pulling away from me, that how ironic at what I was seeing. I then noticed several other cars began to follow the black charger, keeping pace with it, when I realized that now ALL lanes we literally following the car (SIN). I saw my exit coming up and began to get in the turn off lane, when I caught the last of the chain of cars, all following the lead – sin, as I made my way off the interstate and made my final turn to go home.

The irony of it all was how typical sin itself is. It captures the heart and seduces the eyes until the person becomes fixated on that which seems to be promising more than they can handle. Sin is always like that. Yet that’s how Satan works, he promises more than what he is truly giving so that when the attraction has finally yielded submission, the person gets caught up in the process till, like those other cars on the highway, they can’t get off the lane to find an exit.

The only hope is the cross. The only hope for sin is what Christ did on that cross. Nothing else will settle the craving of the human condition other than the finished work of the cross. Sin will allure, capture the heart with illusions of desires and promises great rewards of riches and earthly passions, whatever they may be. But in the end, it all leads to destruction and ultimately death. That is the core nature of sin once it has its way. Nothing remains.

For every addiction, every sin and circumstance brought by rebellion because of sin, the answer is to submit, yield oneself to the cross of Christ, that is the only remedy for sin. Thankfully I found the exit in life through Christ and the cross, but yet how many today still continues to seek to catch up and follow the shiny car? Even if it might mean death, they still seek it out. That is the great deception and one Satan knows fully too well. Yet if we abide in Christ and he in us, we know the exit from the fast lane of ruin and that is in the cross.


  1. seeker1234 says:

    Good post

    Sent from my iPhone


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