I was cleaning our closet and discovered something that was lost, but now found.....CANDY!
Candy is one of my weaknesses, so I was excited about enjoying this little unexpected treat. As I tore into the wrapper of the candy, I suddenly remembered....this candy didn't belong to me. It was set aside by one of the children and I was just about to sin by stealing what didn't belong to me.
Now, technically it could be argued that what belongs to my children also belongs to me as long as they are under our roof. However, I was about to partake in taking something that someone else set aside (even if they misplaced it), without permission.
This liitle experience got me thinking about how many allowances I've made in order to justfiy sin. And although this example may seem simple, I was still about to break the instructions of the Most High which is indeed sinful and wicked.
May we all remain humble and pray for a pure heart & clean hands.