Most of us as adults spend a lot of our time driving. When driving, we know one distraction that takes our minds off the road can cause the vehicle to run off if not caught in time.
In Genesis Chapters 2 & 3. God told Adam every tree in the Garden he could freely eat, but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil do not eat for the day you do you will surely die (spiritually and physically). So Eve was deceived by the serpent, gave to Adam, and they both ate and were driven out of the Garden.
The battlefield is in mind. Most of you know the phrase “curiosity killed the cat.” This means that some things should not be explored or touched, no matter how tempting it may be to see what would happen if we did.
Any addiction (food, drugs, sex, and even serial killings) starts with something small and gradually progresses until, like a car, it gets out of control.
Just like Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden tree, exploring something that is not moral or godly is just like eating the forbidden tree.
Proverbs 4:23-27 New International Version 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
Just like we must physically take a bath so that our bodies will not stink, we have to take a spiritual bath, or our lives will stink.
We take a spiritual bath through God’s word every day. Ephesians 5:26 says sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
Steer Clear! It Can Cause You to Veer.
Prayer: God, thank you for another new word from heaven. God, I guard my heart and mind against things that are not of you. I repent for allowing things to cause me to veer off the path of righteousness. I take a spiritual bath by meditating and spending time in the word of God. I thank you, God, I am clean! In Jesus’ name! Amen.