Cotton candy looks so appealing, but when you take a bite of it, it just vanishes away...and leaves nothing but a sick feeling from too much sugar and food coloring.
Sometimes, we think we desire something that God calls sin. Satan can trick us into seeing sin as enticing. The truth is...sin almost always leads to the exact opposite of what we desire:
1) We might think we desire to eat an entire tub of ice-cream, but what we really desire is to be a healthy weight.
2) We might think we want to compromise our purity before marriage, but what we really want is to have a happy fruitful marriage and to be loved in a way that is committed.
I heard a song recently that talked about being young and having fun in regard to giving up purity. The sad lie is that giving up purity does not lead to fun. It leads to kids living in homes without a loving and devoted mommy and daddy. It leads to women having to be afraid of creepers when they walk to their cars from the grocery store. Imaging how different the world and our society would be if people did not give in to this temptation.
James 1:14-15 says, "Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death."
Cotton candy is like the allure of sin. From a distance, and at first it can seem attractive, but once you have taken a bite of it...there's nothing of value left.
Proverbs 4:18-23 says, "The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don't lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."