Today, I picked up a book that I started several months ago but stopped. The book is Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. What I’ve read so far is excellent, and I would highly recommend it. Before I picked up where I left off, I read through things I’d highlighted in the first few chapters. This is the first thing I highlighted, and I think its worth sharing. It is a great description of why we sin.
“As James wrote, ‘Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.’ (1:14). We gossip or lust because of the sinful pleasure we get out of it. At that time, the lure of that momentary pleasure is stronger than our desire to please God.”