Scripture for the day is Proverbs 7:19-23
For my husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey.
20 He took a bag of money with him;
he will not come home until full moon.”
21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;
with her smooth talk she compels him.
22 Right away he follows her,
and goes like an ox to the slaughter,
or bounds like a stag toward the trap
23 until an arrow pierces its entrails.
He is like a bird rushing into a snare,
not knowing that it will cost him his life.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I know this demonic lie – that I can sin now and later ask forgiveness. But when I’ve gone that route I’ve discovered that my heart becomes too hard and despondent to repent. Thank you for today’s reminder of this device of Satan, and call it to mind the next time he uses it on me. Amen.