“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, you ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
And with the temptation, he will provide a way of escape. I Corinthians 10:13
What if you had a chance to have the thing or person you’ve always dreamed of?
Would you destroy everything and everyone around you in order to have it,
in order to have him or her?
Is it really worth it? Would not this thing or person grow bitter in your mouth,
or sour in your stomach once you’ve tasted?
Some of us our willing to unleash Pandora’s Box, to destroy our beautiful, God-given worlds and gifts and families for the forbidden fruit, for what in the end turns out to be an illusion.
And we are all tempted, let none of us think we are beyond temptation. We have to recognize that each one of us, I say each one of us on the road to Zion, is one or two steps away from the abyss. That is why we cannot turn to the left or the right. We have to keep our eyes on Christ in the midst of community.
And we have to take God’s escape routes when he presents them.
Don’t open Pandora’s Box.