Do You Run From Sin
“She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.”
This may seem like an easy question to answer, but think carefully before you answer. Do you run away from sin, or do you run to sin? If you answer honestly, you will have to admit there have been times in your life when you were guilty of running towards sin, or at least NOT running when you saw sin coming. I have spoken in past Devotionals about the path of escape God not only always provides, but promises. In today’s scripture, Joseph saw sin coming. Realizing his own human weakness, he literally ran from it. THERE IS NOTHING COWARDLY ABOUT RUNNING FROM SIN. As a matter of fact, it is an act of cowardice to NOT run from sin. It takes a spiritual giant to see sin coming and flee from it. The Bible even tells us to “flee from sin.” Jesus told His disciples that if they loved Him, they would obey His commandments. As His disciples, we ultimately get the opportunity to show our love for Him often. It is usually in those cases when we have the opportunity to run from sin, or stay and indulge in it. Remember the next time you want to tell Jesus you love Him….show Him by following His commandments. I realize that many are in difficult situations today because you have succumbed to sin’s temptations…you stayed instead of running. Running is hard. It actually requires a supernatural strength we only possess through Christ. Again, that is why that intimate daily relationship with Him is so critical to our daily walk. It not only strengthens us, but sharpens our spiritual instincts so we can see sin coming and run from it. I am convinced that Joseph reaped the blessings of God for His obedience to God and when he saw sin coming his way he ran from it. What God did for Joseph, He will do for you, as he will also let you run from sin instead of running to it. Remember that the next time you see sin coming your way resist and run from it.
Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.