Once – #Write28Days – Day 12 (& FMF)

Have you ever fallen into a deep dark pit after having succumbed to the pressure of. “Oh, come on, just try it once, it won’t hurt you.”? I know that I have, especially in my younger years. God’s Word tells us that even trying something (sinning) “just once” can have destructive consequences. The ramifications effect not only the sinner, but others as well.

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, But Edom answered: “You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword.” Numbers 20:18 NIV

We are the peaceful and faithful in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why do you want to swallow up the Lord’s inheritance?” 2 Samuel 20:19 NIV

“‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:31 NIV

“Therefore this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom to your own people. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the Lord—‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. Jeremiah 34:17 NIV

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me Deuteronomy 5:9 NIV

Don’t let a one-time decision bring eternal problems!

This post is part of #Write28Days #Grace&Truth#FiveMinuteFriday linkups. #BGBG2 #BibleGatwayPartner

12 comments

  1. When I was in eight grade, I committed to never drinking alcohol. It was not a well thought out commitment, but a desperate bargaining tool I threw at God. It was actually quite a foolish decision (in context of how and why I made the decision), and yet that decision I made once has kept me safe so many times. In that regard, I think God honored my once, even leading me to it.

    Amie, FMF #34

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  2. This is such a difficult concept to explain to a generation of people who don’t know anything about delayed gratification. We all make mistakes, but we need to learn to think through the possible consequences before we act.

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