It was a very cold morning, and Jesse mentioned that the birds were singing despite the frigid temperatures. I felt sorry for them. I would have opened a garage door and let them come in out of the cold, but it wouldn’t have done any good. They would not have come into the garage even to get warm. Silly little birds know what lines not to cross. They stay free because regardless of how tempted they may be by the flesh, they know to avoid danger that might cost their freedom.
Are we smarter than the birds? So many Christians are ensnared by their own lusts because they do not have sense enough to flee from danger. Sadly, many dads and pastors are so “confident” in their own ability to resist temptations that they do not have filters on their computers and mobile devices safeguarding their Internet browsing.
May I share candidly with you that perhaps it is not confidence but foolishness. “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).