Catching a Catfish
Morning Thought: Don’t be seduced by Satan’s switcheroo schemes. Sin is like catching a catfish. You cast your line, desiring a great catch. You get a bite. Now you’re hooked! The promise of the pull exhilarates you, making you think you caught a big barramundi. But, when you reel it in, it’s a big fat ugly catfish. Sin seems promising, but in the end it wants to bite off your limbs. Your Father has something much better for you. “Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:14-17 NIV).