Nov 17 – “Harmless” Habits

Two young New Brunswick boys decided to make a little fire in the woods near their homes – just for fun, with surprising and frightening results. They didn’t take into account the fact that it was a windy and very dry day. Before they knew it, the underbrush was on fire and a large tree burst into flames. Fortunately for them although the fire was out of their control, it was easily extinguished by the fire department. How like so many of us! Sometimes it begins with indulging in what we see as a “harmless habit.” We progress to ignoring God’s standards of morality and then it’s easy to substitute our ideas of right and wrong for God’s clear instructions. Suddenly, our lives are out of control. Wrong-doing always brings consequences. Thankfully, God invites us to “seek the Lord while He may be found…” We do not have to be enslaved by harmful habits. Jesus said “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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