“Satan tries to lull us with the sweet smell and steady thrum of worldliness.”
-from Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian
Like the constant dripping of a leaky faucet, we are steadily inundated with the images, the suggestions, the lies of this world.
Over and over, we expose ourselves to selfish thinking, greed, pride and immorality.
Again and again, images that offend our Father come before our eyes. Because we have not intentionally chosen the way of the Holy, the way of the world becomes our default.
Because we are undisciplined, lazy, and satisfied with just existing, we neglect the Glory of God by our forgetfulness.
With our unfocused eyes and desire for ease, we think it too hard to pursue our Creator.
We use the health, the money, the power He gives to esteem ourselves.
The charms of this world dangle in front of our eyes, hypnotizing, mesmerizing, numbing, convincing.
And we sit content. We have forgotten our First Love who shed his blood for us.
“My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
and health to a man’s whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
Put away perversity from your mouth;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead,
fix your gaze directly before you.
Make level paths for your feet
and take only ways that are firm.
Do not swerve to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.”