Some daffodils I bought last summer were full of fruit flies. ( I know it sounds weird but I didn’t notice the pesky critters until I set out the flowers).
Hundreds of pesky little gnats were all over my kitchen – biting me and sitting on the edge of my coffee cup.
“THIS IS WAR!” I said out loud – once they perched on the rim of my coffee cup. After researching how to get rid of gnats, I placed a cup full of soapy water and vinegar on the kitchen counter before I went to bed. The next morning about 30-40 dead fruit flies were in the cup and several still humming around the perimeter. As though I was speaking to the gnats, I said, “Don’t those stupid flies see all of their dead relatives in the cup and they’re still droning around the edge?”
That’s when I thought, “Some Christians are like fruit flies, they hang too close to the brink of sin and fall in, just like the little insects. They hang on the periphery of sin and then many of them totally fall into sin, as some of the gnats – and DIE – spiritually and sometimes physically.”
These church goers tell themselves that they’re strong enough in their salvation to be around people that lie, gossip, drink too much, use drugs, gamble, stir up trouble, commit fornication and adultery, dabble in pornography, homosexuality, and lesbianism.
They are hanging too close to the border of sin – just like the fruit flies – flirting with danger.
My mother used to say that if you played with fire, you would get burned.
I will rephrase and say that if you play with the devil, you will get hurt…
“You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way.” James 4:4 (MSG)
I’ll tell you the rest of my story about the fruit flies next Saturday. So log onto my blog on 04/06/2019 and read the conclusion of my story.