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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The cost of sin

I read this interesting little tidbit of news yesterday in an article my father-in-law had shared with me. It seems that the full rack of ribs at Outback Steakhouse has more calories than fifteen (that's right one followed by a five) Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That's amazing!

That got me thinking three things:
1. I can go eat ten Krispy Kreme doughnuts now and feel like I am on a diet.
2. How many people go into that place ordering--not just ribs--but fries/baked potato along with a salad? They probably have no stinking clue that they have just sucked down the equivalent of probably three dozen doughnuts.
3. Isn't that meal just like the sin we face?

I have a friend who likes to drop down into his best evangelist voice from time-to-time and say something like this..."Sin will take you farther than you want to go, make you stay longer than you want to stay and make you pay more than you want to pay."

But boy it sure looks good when it's coming, doesn't it? Consider this. Do you think that very many people would walk into Chili's or Ruby Tuesday's or Outback to order ribs if they knew that there were that many calories in the meal. Oh, there would still be those who chose to partake but not nearly as many. So, Satan, being the wise enemy he is, dresses sin up, covers it with sauce and puts it with a side of fries. He's not about to tell you up front that you'll have to pay a price. Think about that the next time sin entices you. It may look good for a season but the consequences are never worth the price.

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