When I was either four or five years old, my dad decided to teach me how to crank up the car.
Although I’m legally blind, my parents still treated me as normally as possible. One Sunday night after the church service, my mother had taken me to the car, but left her keys on the dashboard. Big mistake!
The car key wasn’t as easy to notice as they are now—they were the same size as the rest of the keys—but somehow I found it. I thought I could turn it on and off like a regular switch, but for some reason, it didn’t turn off that easily. It cranked up and started rolling backward away from the building.
Fortunately, a lady rescued me. When mamma got me home that night—need I say more—I got what I deserved and was never allowed to crank the car again.
Did the Devil make me do that? No, but he sure helped me out a lot. I’m not joking about sin although I have been funny.
God gave Adam and Eve that choice. Although Eve was deceived in the sin, she was too busy talking to the Devil. She listened with interest to what he said. Adam was also spiritually lazy. He didn’t do his part. God had told him to “keep” the garden, which I believe meant keep the Devil out.
The Devil tempts us to do things, but he can’t make us do anything. The Lord defeated our sins on the cross so we can overcome him. We have a choice to do right or wrong.
We who have the Lord in our lives should be sensitive to the Holy Spirit every day to keep us from sinning.
Ask God to help you do your part to overcome sin daily so others can see God in your life.
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