The pink, purple and blue sky lit the backdrop for my morning drive Two birds broke and though the sky. Eagles, I was hopeful as I drove towards the hill. A beautiful scene to start my morning, I thought. My anticipation faded as the birds flew towards me and I drove towards them. I realized they were vultures, likely circling over something that was in the process of dying.
How often in my own life have I romanticized something that was really just a picture in my mind. I cling to a beauty that does not even exist. I am excited with something that only leads to death. It is easy to get fixated on something and imagine it grander than it will ever be.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Sin does that to us. It seems like it will bring happiness and pleasure. It looks good in the moment, but really, it only leads to death.
It is easy to think “not me.” Or “it will just be this one time.” This said most people who have stepped into addiction, photography, affairs, and other wring behaviors. Any time we take a step away from our moral and spiritual integrity, it brings us one step closer to spiritual death. Eventually we will all face physical death, that is inevitable, but how we live is a choice.
We have at least two choices before us at any time. We can see things for what they are or we can allow ourselves to be deceived. We can chose to follow Holy Spirit or we can follow the flesh. We can chose to allow our spirit to die, or we can chose to let the flesh die. Each choice we make is a process of dying. We choice what does – the flesh or our spirit man.