“A lot of times we think we are getting away with some stuff. But it’s diminishing the hedge of protection around us.” @pastoreddiev
I was listening to the sermon “The Spirit Left” from Pastor Vargas and this line hit hard. We blame the devil for so much (and he has plenty to be blamed for) but sometimes it’s our own fault. We know where the line is and like Pastor says here “we flirt with it.” We stand so close that when we stumble we fall right over it and into the mud. Then we blame the devil for what he did as if we had no hand in it.
I love how Erwin McManus describes this – “Was the boundary of the Garden so tight that Adam and Eve had to stand right next to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?”
I’m not trying to preach; I’m not a preacher. I don’t know what you’re battling brothers and sisters but can I encourage to stay far away from the line? Be so far back that when you stumble you don’t fall into sin you knew was a problem the whole time. Keep the hedge of protection around you!
I’m planning a full sketch of this sermon and part II – they’re both really good!