“NOTHING WILL HAPPEN”. That’s the second biggest lie of all time.
“Wherefore let him that thinketh that he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 cor 10:12 KJV)
“Don’t be so naïve and self confident. You are not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self confidence; it is useless. Cultivate God-confidence” (1 cor 10:12 The Message).
Strolling to ‘sin-street’ and saying “Nothing will happen”, “its just harmless fun”. “Oh come on! It’s just a scene”, “its not even pornography” is self-deception at its worst. It’s a big lie, an over-fed turkey stuffed lie.
The truth is that something will happen. There is nothing that is just ‘nothing’. Every minute, every minuscule bit of your existence is worth something. A stolen kiss, a glance at a ‘non-porn pornographic’ flick, a careless statement, a ‘white’ lie, or a little ‘something-something’; they are all worth something. Every action or inaction is worth something.
Worst hit by this ‘nothing will happen’ lie are people who are extremely self confident and see no harm in playing with sin, and the appearances of it.
“Can a man scoop fire into his lap without being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?” (prov 6: 27-28).
We are to “Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form [or] whatever kind it may be” (1 thess 5:22 Amp)
Its not even debatable! As long as it is not entirely edifying, run as fast as your legs can carry you. In Christianity, the end does not justify the means, the means is equally as important as the end; in fact it is the means that determines the end. Spiritual fruits cannot be gotten from applying worldly methods.
The bible tells of Peter ‘the rock’ (hard name for a hard guy). He was a tough nut to crack,. He was just a ‘common’ Jew that had the guts to draw his sword in the presence of trained roman soldiers! He was the tough talking, water walking, fire breathing Peter!
He probably thought that sitting among people that hated Jesus wasn’t a big deal. He probably said “Nothing will happen, I got this”. Probably after the first Lie he told he must have said “oh that’s nothing!”, but then he just stayed there and lied; and lied again.
His initial “what is the worst that could happen” “it’s nothing really” had him out in the cold crying.
We just can’t do things carelessly. Truth is something will happen! Those seemingly harmless acts leave things with you, and perhaps in an unguarded moment it would let loose its venom on you.
Its best if we decide to strongly refuse any thing that looks like sin!
Having crossed over from the tyranny of death and sin to the realm of life and righteousness we are to take a lot of things seriously, and this includes everything, we are to “beat our body down under subjection” when we need to, because everything we do is either for our benefit or its not. There is no middle ground.
Being well aware that “the human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked who really knows how bad it is?” (Jer 17:9 NLT), we are to heed the advice to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom 12:2 NIV). Doing this we’ll understand that there is nothing we are to leave to chance. We are to be led by the Spirit, and when he empowers us to Flee, let’s move our feet.
“A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: you can look forward to a dirt poor life, with poverty as your permanent house guest” (Prov 24: 33-34 The Message)
Yes! a little it doesn’t matter here, a little it doesn’t matter there, and regret will creep upon you!
Do it the better way, do it God’s way!
Finally whatever is true, whatever is noble, and whatever is right. Whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise-worthy think about these things.
Yes! These things matter! In doing them things happen.