We’re on the third day of reading One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer, so if you are just joining us at the Women’s Bible Cafe, you’re not far behind. Welcome! In this lesson Priscilla discusses yet another barrier to promised land living: the perks of sin. At first glance you may wonder how sin can be appealing!
I’m curious, what did you list on page 17 as some of the perks you’ve seen attached to sin? My list includes:
- Victim Role
- Celebrity Status
- Justifiable Behaviors
- Blame Game
These are just a few of my thoughts. What else does the Enemy use to make sin more appealing? Please post a comment below. In today’s study, author Priscilla Shirer walks us through the passage of Numbers 11:4-7. She details how strong flavors and smells contributed to Israel’s bondage. To enhance my learning, I applied this lesson to my addiction for Latte drinks. The sweet aroma of the Cinnamon syrup, combined with the smooth texture of frothy milk….turned my food (coffee) into an idol. That’s just my opinion….not yours. The fact that I even spent time to photograph my coffee drink…shows you how much I worshiped my food! For most of you this was simply a cup of coffee. For me, it became an idol.
Can you think of an example similar to this? There are no right/wrong answers in our discussion. The purpose in asking is to inspire you to Think about the Word….rather than just read the Word.
Father God, we thank you for allowing us to study together and to be in Your presence as we grow in our faith. Bring the Word into our homes, our hearts, and our minds….as we walk through the pages of the Bible and Live in Your Word. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- The enemy of our soul always ensures that we enjoy at least a portion of our sin.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? 5“We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, 6but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.” 7Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. Numbers 11:4-7
- What are some perks you’ve seen attached to sin, to make it more appealing?
- Is there a specific food, person, activity or thing…. that has become an idol in your life?
Please post a comment.