Before Cain committed murder most foul God counseled him, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it” (Gen 4:6-7). John Ortberg defined sin as, “An attempt to obtain the pleasure that does not rightfully belong to me or evade the pain that does.”
Yesterday I stomached a few minutes of the Cleveland, Ohio man’s sentencing for kidnapping and imprisoning of three women. He stated “I’m not a monster, I just have an addiction.” I thought here stands a man with egg on his face, but he proudly wears it like a badge of virtue.
There is an Indian saying, “I have two dogs living in me – a mean dog and a good dog. They are always fighting. The mean dog wants me to do bad things, and the good dog wants me to do good things. Do you want to know which dog wins? The one I feed the most.
Feeding the good dog,