Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
PEOPLE ARE PERISHING FROM SIN
As Christians we need to have a vision for the awfulness of sin. I am afraid that we have lost our understanding of the awfulness of sin. We are quick to look at sinners and after seeing the effects of sin upon them we label them as awful but we still tolerate the same sin in moderation.
I can not understand how anyone can see the destructiveness of alcohol upon society and still think that it is alright to drink socially. I have known a lot of people whose lives were effected or destroyed by liquor and not one of them set that as a goal for their life. Sin sneaks in and then it just takes a little more each time.
We need to have a vision of destructiveness of sin on our families. Remember all our actions effect those we are close too. Parents need to protect their children from sinful situations. It is much more important for us to keep our young people pure than to make them popular. We would never dream of sending them to school with filthy hands and faces yet many are sent out each day with unclean souls.
We feed them, clothe them, pack their lunches and rush them to the bus or to school without taking time to pray for them. It is important that they see and hear you praying for God to protect them from sin. It has a strengthening effect when they are tempted.
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