Two choristers who are members of thesame church were caught committing the act of fornication, and they were taken to their pastor.
The following conversation ensued between the pastor, and both choristers;
PASTOR: brother Tunde and Sister Shade, why did you do this shameful thing?
BROTHER TUNDE: Sir, it is the devil.
PASTOR: The devil? Where did you see him?
BROTHER TUNDE: Sir, is not like that, sister Shade always comes around me with a skimpy skirt anytime she approaches me to teach her the new song the choir is working on.
PASTOR: Sister Shade, is this true?
SISTER SHADE: Pastor, why is brother Tunde accusing me, what about him, is he not always exposing his chest when I ask him to teach me the song?
PASTOR: Wonderful, so this is what both of you have been doing in the church, now I understand the dream I had over the night.
SISTER SHADE: Sir am sorry sir, I did not mean for this to happen, I was overpowered by the devil.
PASTOR: Sister Shade, you again? Have you also been seeing the devil?
SHADE: Sir, is not like that, that day I don’t know what came over me sir, am sorry sir.
PASTOR: Brother Tunde and Sister Shade, the devil has no hand in your ordeal. You were lead away by your desires.
This is an every day story, which happens in different climes but with thesame answer >>>>The devil caused it.
With the growing trend of accusations labeling the devil for every misgivings, he would have more court cases on his hand added to his eternal death sentence.
On a more serious note, the pastor’s answer to brother Tunde and sister Shade sounds “off” to many – the devil has no hand in your ordeal. You were lead away by your desires. Hmn, we dont get to see this type of answers everyday, but let us get a bible perspective on this matter.
WHO IS TO BLAME?
The Holy Bible tells us in the book of James 1:13-15, saying thus;
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desires has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death “
Everyone is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Brother Tunde obviously has been scanning Sister Shade’s body, and Sister Shade has also been scanning Brother Tunde’s chest. This was the starting point of the whole saga. The eyes are meant for sight, but not everything is worth seeing. The lamp of the body is the eyes, and the condition of the body is the state of the eyes (Mathew 6:22-23).
Desires are basically product’s of what we see (visual imagery), and these visual images form a thought pattern in our minds, which leads to motive when opportunity calls.
Brother Tunde and Sister Shade’s lust for each other which eventually led to fornication was a product of their bad eyes (Mathew 6:23), hence desires where conceived which gave birth to sin (James 1:15), and their whole body was filled with darkness.
Brother Tunde and Sister Shade should take responsibility for their actions, for they were lead away by their desires, and not the devil (James 1:14).
1. Guard your Lamp.
2. What your Lamp becomes, is who you are.
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