So far on this brief vacation in the Finger Lakes with my brothers, I’ve noted at least 3 occasions when we’ve left doors unlocked.
Front door. Patio door. Car door.
At least we’ve practiced equal opportunity negligence. Thus far, happily, without consequence.
One reasonable excuse is that we’re in unfamiliar/rental surroundings, so these things happen. But negligence can lead to consequences, whether in familiar or unfamiliar territory.
While walking in a state park yesterday, I spotted a broken-down building with these broken-down doors. I immediately thought of how the Scripture talks about doors and windows into the soul – and the need to guard our hearts.
The fact is, if we leave the doors of our soul unlocked to temptation, sooner or later, sin will both break out and break in.
How we need grace to guard our hearts, lest we end up being ransacked like this.
What sins are you toying with right now that threaten to kick down your doors? Let us turn the lock of repentance, and believe what we are told that if we play with fire, we will eventually get burned.