Via my Friend John Fern – andes in Bombay!
😇 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. -James 1:13 NKJV
THE “COOKIE JAR” SYNDROME
A little boy’s mother had just baked a fresh batch of cookies and placed them in the cookie jar, giving instructions that no one touch them until after dinner.
But it was not long until she heard the lid of the jar move, and she called out, “My son, what are you doing ?
” To which a meek voice called back, “My hand is in the cookie jar resisting temptation!” The fact is, no one can resist temptation with his or her hand in the cookie jar.
There are open cookie jars all around us. The ubiquitous cookie jar of our culture is the social media (and the Internet with its deceitful guise of seeming anonymity – “No one will know.”), dwelling in the heart of nearly every home.
Turn it off, and the goodies are present in an open magazine or a billboard. There are living cookie jars everywhere, inviting passersby to taste their wares. It would be so easy …
But when these wares are removed from the jar, their sweetness soon turns to rot, and the decay is shared by the hand that plucked them, resulting in gangrene of the soul. Keeping one’s hand out of the cookie jar is a challenge for all of God’s children._
-R. K. Hughes
*Stay Blessed My Friend*