Thursday, June 17, 2021

Daily Devotion: Unheeded

Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:23-31

Key Verse: Verse 25 - “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;”

Key Words: the pleasure of sin for a season

One of the things that has bothered me for years is to hear adults tell teens that there is no pleasure in sin. That simply is not the case. The problem with sin is that there is pleasure in it. Teens know that adults know that. Maybe that’s the reason our message goes unheeded. Both teens and adults go through hard times as a result of not heeding the message.

Listen up!! There is pleasure in sin, but it is short-lived; it is only for a season!

Teenagers are much more inclined to take warnings about steroids seriously if the drugs’ muscle-building benefits are acknowledged in the same speech, say doctors at Oregon Health Sciences University. That was the case when the doctors lectured nine high school football teams on the effects of steroids. They found that football players who heard a balanced presentation on steroids were 50 percent more likely to believe that the drugs could harm their health than those who were told just of the dangers. This isn’t the only instance where scare tactics have been known to fail. In spite of a massive, ongoing campaign on the hazards of cigarette smoking, millions continue to light up. Health experts might be more successful if they acknowledged smoking’s pleasurable aspects. Then once they had a smoker’s attention, they could let loose on why it’s time to quit.

If we want to be heard and heeded, we must also be honest!

What to do:

✞ You can live in sin and it is pleasurable, but only for a season. Remember, you make your choices and then your choices make you.

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