• “Our flesh is always looking for ways to spiritualize our self-exaltation–the Spirit glorifies Another.” – Abigail Dodds

Sin’s Hold by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/28/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Sin lures us with the illusion that it’s the doorway to freedom.

“I couldn’t wait to get out of my parents’ house so I could go to every party on campus. It was time for total freedom!”

Nancy: But ultimately, sin enslaves us.

“Now all I think about is alcohol, whether there’s a party or not. I can’t stop!”

Nancy: Our culture has promoted a “double the pleasure, none of the guilt” sort of lifestyle. What’s the result? We’re slaves to lust, food, entertainment, work, toys, noise, activity, alcohol, drugs, busyness, and on and on. We’ve become dominated by the very “pleasures” we thought would liberate us.

The apostle Peter talks about those who entice others to sin, and says, “They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “I think of the love of God as a great river, pouring through us even as the waters pour through our ravine at floodtime. Nothing can keep this love from pouring through us, except of course our own blocking of the river. Do you sometimes feel that you have got to the end of your love for someone who refuses and repulses you? Such a thought is folly, for one cannot come to the end of what one has not got. We have no store of love at all. We are not jugs, we are riverbeds.” – Amy Carmichael

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