We often talk about “falling” into sin. One thing leads to another, and a married man “falls” into an affair. Trying something one time leads to a woman “falling” into an addiction. It’s almost as if we are innocent victims—sin just happens to us.
While there are times when we can “fall” into sin, the reality is that more often than not, we choose to jump into it. That’s what Cain did. God even warned him. “Do what is right and you will be okay, Cain. But look out because sin is crouching at the door, ready to devour you.”
As we know, Cain failed to heed God’s warning. He chose the crouching lion, led his brother into the fields, and killed him. In God’s kindness, He warns us of the danger of sin and presents to us the beauty of obedience—both for us to heed and to share with others.
Whom do you know who needs to be warned of sin? How can you share with him or her this week?