Well, I see something and I want it
Bam! Right now!
No questions asked
Don't worry how much it costs me now or later
I want it and I want it fast
I'll go to any length
Sacrifice all that I already have
And all that I might get
Just to get
Something more that I don't need
And Lord, please don't ask me what for
Sin is not rational. I've tried to reason my way through it. That doesn't work so well when the Holy Spirit is a relentless truth-teller. Want to make the crazy rain down? Try two wills pulling against each other in one body. Bad news. But, how quickly what I know to be true gets warped and edited to find a personal loophole. When the pride of life is whispering, "hey, psht, over here. Yeah, it's wrong, but it's worthwhile. Better to ask forgiveness than permission, right? I mean God knows how hard the temptation is. He must not really care that you're hurting. He must not be looking out for your best interests. Actually never has. He doesn't want good for you. Better look out for yourself, girl. A tiny bite won't do any damage.Just a taste. Did He really say thou shall not...under any circumstances?" Ooh, it's a slippery slope that sounds familiar.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
To quote the immortal Nacho(click)
Lies! They gave me no super powers, they gave me no nutrients.
No. They lead to hell. Here and now.
The lust, the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life
Drain the life right out of me.
God, keep my eyes on you. On the grace you pour to overflowing.On the road you've led me to. On the better and best you desire for us. On the freedom that comes from living out your word in love. On the treasures in heaven to come. On the treasures already here.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.