“Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.” Proverbs 23:17-18 NLT
The real reel. Not intended to be a play on words, but to bring to light a biblical truth. Life is real, and what you do and pursue matters. Social media is filled with “highlight reels”, snapshots in time of happy moments and shiny lives. It is easy to scroll through and see others experiencing pleasure without pain and sin without consequences, but that is a lie.
The Bible says that the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). Continuing in habitual sin brings death, death to relationships, death to career, death to vision and death to your very soul. To envy sinners is to envy a lie and be blinded to the reality of the consequences.
In our own lives we ought to be drawn to character and not possessions, godliness and not sin.
This week be on alert to the deception of sin and continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded and won’t be disappointed. That is the real reel.