What seemed like a good idea at the moment:
- Smoking that first cigarette. Now he has emphysema and is on oxygen.
- Driving too fast. Now he’s in a body cast.
- Disregarding courtship restrictions, which were “too restraining.” Now they are guilty and ashamed.
- Taking that first drink of alcohol years ago. Today he is an alcoholic.
Few people plan on severe consequences. If they had known, they would never have taken that “first step” toward evil. Surely, it couldn’t happen to them. Well, “bad” things do happen, and good things take extra care.
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” (Galatians 5:16-17)