People today, including the government, some in ‘churches’, businesses, cons, predators, etc. want to capture and collect souls. In fact, it is their goal. And this goal is certainly not for good. It is for evil.
Protect the essence of who you are… protect your soul.
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it
is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1:13-15
There is a space of time between when a person sins and the time a person does evil. During that time we can stop ourselves from the doing of evil. We cannot live above sin, but we can prevent it from becoming evil.
1. Sinful people can administer justice; evil people cannot administer justice. Asinful man can get forgiveness for his sin and then properly administer justice. A man who is part of a conspiracy, who plans to do evil, who is bent toward doing evil, and plots and prepares to do evil is so torn up by prejudice that he will not be able to administer justice. You cannot be just if you are evil. You can be just if you are sinful.
2. Evil is sin when it is finished. Feelings of anger are sin but when the decision is made to destroy someone with that anger it becomes evil.
The Bible says that “sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” Allow sin to become evil and it will eventually turn in upon yourself.
When you lose your temper, that is sin; yet, it will not destroy you. When that anger turns into a plot to hurt someone, that becomes evil and will bring forth death to your joy, your testimony, your effectiveness and your blessings. All of this happens when sin becomes evil.
3. Sin left alone will eventually become evil. When you realize that you’ve sinned, confess it and ask God to forgive you, and then forsake that sin. If you leave that sin unconfessed, it will fester and will eventually lead you to evil. That is what happened to Absalom after 40 years.
4. You have a period of time after you sin before you become evil. There is a time between your initial anger at a person and the time you want to hurt him. If you lose your temper and hit somebody, that is sin, but it is not evil. Evil is plotted or planned. Evil will sooner or later come if you do not have that sin forgiven. God allows you an amount of time between the act of sin and the time that sin progresses to evil.
Protect your soul. What would you be without it? And someday it will be all that you have.
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