“But it’s just one text. But it’s just one kiss. But it’s just one night. But they are my friends. But it was just a joke. But he means well. But…just…”
We all do it. Those little compromises that don’t seem to make a difference.
“But he loves Jesus. But he’s just a friend. But he was raised in the church. But it’s just a few f-bombs and one nude scene. But…just…”
It’s so subtle.
“But it’s just one more time. But I’m free from judgement. But it’s just so normal. But it’s just such a good song. But you know that I still love Jesus. But I just feel so good.”
Every compromise leads to another one – until you stop compromising or you’re in too deep.
“But I don’t know how this happened. But it was just supposed to be that one time. But it was just for fun. But we just aren’t in love anymore. But…just…”
Whether or not you want to believe it, we have an enemy. We are pawns in his games and he tries to fight the Creator of the world.
Every compromise. Every but…just… is playing into his hand. Every time we choose to feed our fleshy, human desires, we are turning from our Lord. Flee from the one who is trying to destroy you, your marriage, your children, your friendships. Go, instead, to the One who provides fullness of life.