Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sinkhole of Temptation

Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (James 4:7, NKJV)

In December 1985 an enormous sinkhole swallowed a house and carport and forced the evacuation of four homes in a retirement community in Florida. The hole was about the size of a pickup truck when it was discovered. Within three hours it had grown to 30 by 40 feet and had swallowed half of a small house. Two hours later it had expanded to more than 70 feet, and the house with its carport was gone. Authorities were grateful that it finally stopped growing without doing even more damage.

Sin is like an ever-expanding sinkhole. It begins in a small way it grows into a deed. At this point the sinkhole is small but expanding. Then it grows larger. And finally you get swallowed up. What starts out as a look or a thought ends in a tragedy for all involved.

From Day Lighters by Nico Bougas available from amazon.com

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