BLESSING 76……..“choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Hebrews 11:25-26 [about Moses]
When the Lord led me to write on this verse, I thought, no, I can’t do that. I’ve already written on this scripture in this 365 BLESSINGS devotional book He has called me to write. Then He showed me there was a blessing in these verses I had missed the first time around. Six simple words. “ENJOY THE PASSING PLEASURES OF SIN.” Is sin a blessing? No! It goes against the Lord and comes with terrible consequences! So, what’s the blessing in this? That the Lord is TELLING US THAT THE PLEASURES OF SIN ARE PASSING! They are TEMPORARY! They are FLEETING! They will NOT last! Not only will we reap the horrible results of sin, but the pleasure we experience won’t even last! Thank the Lord for making this clear to us! For not leaving us in the dark with sin. For desiring us and calling us into the light of His mercy and forgiveness! For His dying on the cross to pay our sin punishment and being raised from the dead so all who turn from their sins and believe in Him as Lord, truly turning our hearts and lives over to Him, are FORGIVEN and given EVERLASTING LIFE! Friend, the PLEASURES OF SIN ARE PASSING! EVERLASTING LIFE WITH JESUS IS FOREVER! What greater blessing is there than Jesus Himself and spending forever with Him? There is none! Jesus is the greatest blessing in the universe, and Jesus isn’t passing. HE IS FOREVER! Hallelujah!