Read Hebrews 11:24-26 Peer pressure has a way of getting us to try things that we know are wrong, dangerous, or at best a little risky. Sometimes people will say something like, “it wont hurt” or “it wont be that bad.” Satan also applied pressure to Eve by challenging the consequences God had given her in His instruction regarding the forbidden fruit. He said, “you will not surely die.” He had already challenged her ‘understanding’ of what God said. Now, he challenges the validity of what God said. See the progression? If he can get you to question what you heard he can get you to question what He said. In this case, he is minimizing the reality of a bad decision.
If he can get you to question what you heard he can get you to question what He said.
“You’re not going to die.”
“It won’t happen to you.”
(You want get addicted. You won’t get pregnant. You won’t get caught......and on and on it goes.)
The problem is that sin is pleasurable. It’s fun. It’s exciting. It’s exhilarating....
Moses understood the pleasure of sin was seasonal. The consequences are coming. The wages of sin is death. All sin leads to death. Death of joy. Death of courage. Death of confidence. Death of relationships.....
My death. Your death. But....
But thanks be to God who sent Jesus as our savior. He made a way (He is the way) for us to escape the ultimate consequences of sin. Unfortunately, sin sometimes has earthly realities that can’t be changed. But, through grace, your future path and your eternal relationship with God can be redeemed.
Let’s learn from Adam and Eve’s mistakes. Let’s confess our sins and walk in line with God’s Word. Don’t get tricked by the deceiver.
Hebrews 11: 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. ESV