I have been dealing with a situation that reminds me of a story I heard once.
Seems as if there was a father who had a couple of teenage daughters. He loved them very much and every Friday night he would bake them a batch of brownies. This was really something they looked forward to every Friday.
One Sunday, on the way home from church, the daughters asked their father if they could go to a movie with some of the other kids from church. The father asked them what movie it was, and they told him. Just so happens that he was familiar with this movie and knew that it might not be appropriate for his daughters to see.
“Girls, you know I love you, but this movie isn’t one that I think you should see”, said the dad.
“Aw, come on dad, all the girls from the youth group are going and besides that it only has a little ‘cussin’ in it and maybe a little “sexy stuff. It must be good dad, everybody going to it!”
“Girls, let me think about it and I will let you know next Friday” said the dad.
The father prayed about it and Friday came with an answer. As he was preparing the girls their brownies for that night, he got his answer, and put some special ingredients in the mix.
That night, the girls rushed into the kitchen and saw their brownies. Just as they were about to munch down, dad says ” Girls wait! You know that movie you asked me about, you know the one with a little “cussin” and a little “sexy stuff ? Well, I decided that if you will eat all of these brownies tonight, that I will consider letting you go to it”.
“WOW! Really dad? That’s great!” the girls exclaimed!
“BUT WAIT a minute girls before you eat them. You should know that I put a special ingredient in them. You know, you said that the movie only had a little “cussin” and “sexy stuff” in it. Well you should know that there is a little dog poop in your brownies.”
The point to this story is, How much poop do you want in your brownies?
When we start making excuses for even a “little sin”, then you are giving the enemy, satan, just enough room to start operating in different areas of your life.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 says; “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
You know the old saying, ” if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it must be a duck”. Sin is sin, no matter how you package it up!
So the next time someone tells you something or ask you something that might not be in God’s will for you, just ask yourself, ” How much poop do I want in my brownies ?”