Originally posted at: http://theresstillhope.org
August 15, 2021
The only thing worse than finding a worm in your apple is finding half a worm in your apple. You know the other half is there, somewhere, but you don’t know where.
So how does a worm get into an apple, anyway?
I’m glad you asked.
An insect lays an egg in an apple blossom. Eventually, the worm hatches in the heart of the apple and then slowly burrows his way out.
Sexual impurity is like that worm. It is birthed in an innocent glance, quick fantasy, or passing temptation. No one even knows it’s there. We may not even know how it got there.
But eventually, what is hidden in the apple always burrows its way out.
David admitted to the Lord, “I cannot hide my guilt from you” (Psalm 69:5).
Recovery Step: Take seriously those things which may lead to the genesis of sexual sin.