Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion for someone to devour. 1 PETER 5:8, NIV
The western part of the United States seems to have an endless variety of national parks to explore. I recently went to King’s Canyon, located in central California, just south of Yosemite national Park. Getting into the park included an amazing drive up mountains and through canyons, but once you arrive in the heart of the canyon, it’s quite an amazing view.
As we drove down into the canyon, we discovered that the road went all the way to the bottom of the canyon, where there was a river flowing. We were told that there had been a lot of rainfall recently and that the river was exceptionally full of water. As we pulled over in several spots, it was always amazing to hear the thundering sound of the water. One if the places I stopped had a trail that led up to that led up to a beautiful waterfall. The trailer ended almost right under the waterfall. Although I could have gotten even closer, I didn’t want to get soaked since I didn’t have a change of clothes in the car. As it was the mist was doing a pretty good job soaking me already. I walked along the river at several points and reflected on how bad it would be if I accidentally slipped into the water. It would be very hard to get back out of it, because it was moving very quickly and violently through the canyon.
Sin is like that sometimes. You think you can just put one foot in and nothing will happen, but sin is deceptive and sneaky-you have to pay attention. Satan is anxious to get you to fall into sin, and he will try to convince you that something’s are “small sins.”
Don’t be fooled into thinking there are small sins. All sins will hurt us and take us further away from God. I’m so grateful that Jesus died on the cross to get rid of all my sins. He did the same for you.