One morning on their way to school a group of young boys was walking past a home with a large iron gate. Michael thought he would provide a bit of humor for the group and decided to put his arms and head through the gate and said, “Look at me! My head and hands are on one side of the gate but my heart and body are on the other side.”
Before he could get his head and hands out of the gate, one of his friends slammed the gate, and Michael Faraday was badly hurt. He overcame his injuries and became one of the most influential scientists in history for his contributions in the field of electromagnetism.
Later in life, he said, “That experience taught me one thing: My head, heart, and hands should always be on the same side.”
This great scientist explained an important truth: there is a path that flows from the head to the heart and from the heart to the hands. Simply stated, what begins in our head usually grows into our heart, and in one way or another, spreads outward and ends up dominating the way we live and what we live for.
God’s Word reminds us that we must “not let any part of our body become a tool of wickedness.” So, when our eyes are enticed to look at objects that tempt us and may lead to sin, we must immediately look to Him to “deliver us from evil.”
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to realize that sin has a way of beginning with an innocent glance that can lead to everlasting destruction. May we keep our eyes focused on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Romans 6:12-14