No One Plans to Fall

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Set Online Boundaries

Key Bible Verse: But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. (Proverbs 4:19, NIV)

Dig Deeper: Proverbs 4:10-19

Most people I know don’t plan to ruin their lives. I don’t know anyone who thinks, “If I can connect with an old [girlfriend] on Facebook, I can totally wreck my life. I can almost guarantee an ugly divorce full of expensive lawyers helping us fight over custody rights for the kids. I can devastate my [wife] and drop a nuclear bomb of pain into my kids’ lives. And I can spend the next years of my life trying to forgive myself, rebuild my life, and regain my name.” No one plans this way, but these things happen every day.

Same with pornography. I don’t know a single man who wanted to crush the wife he loves when she discovered his “little secret.” But one glance followed by another click often leads to an addiction that seems impossible to overcome.

So if you’re going to love God with all of your heart, mind, and soul, you will have to be deliberate about protecting your heart, mind, and soul. To follow Jesus in this selfie-centered, lust-filled world, you’ll be wise to set up some online boundaries to keep you safe. Before temptation can reach you, find ways to push it farther away.

– Craig Groeschel in #Struggles


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