As a boy, I enjoyed playing with fireworks. Once I lite a small fire cracker, ran away to watch the fuse burn up to the cracker, and waited, but there was no explosion. So I walked back up to the firecracker and reached out to see what was wrong, but as I reached for it, the thing exploded much to my surprise. Years later, I was playing with some larger firecrackers called "baby giants" which were a little larger than my thumb. I was lighting them and throwing them up high into the air at night, watching them make loud and bright explosion before they fell back down. I stuck the match, lite one, and drew my arm back to throw the cracker, but the fuze went "zip" and the firecracker exploded in my hand. Fortunately, I kept all my fingers. However, my hand hurt for hours and my thumb turned black under the nail as though I had hit it with a large hammer.
Sin is much like fireworks. It can be an exciting pleasure for a season, but unlike fireworks, which explode unexpectantly occasionally, sin always brings a sudden bad consequence. The problem is that we don't always connect our wrong behavior with a consequence.
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with consequences, but realize there must be some kind of connection and
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