Normally I am fairly focused when I go into a store to buy something. I get the items I need and get out as quickly as possible. However, a few days ago I got held up in line at the grocery store when the cashier had some equipment problems. While waiting, my eyes drifted over to the nearby display of snacks. At first I was able to resist temptation, but when everything was said and done, what I had done was buy 3 bags of snacks that I had not intended to purchase.
If that impulse buying is the worst thing I do this week, I can live with that. However, we have to be careful that we don’t find ourselves standing idly around, craving the sinful things that the world has to offer.
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”—1 John 2:15-17.