By Greg Laurie
“Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.”
When I was a kid, I liked to set little plastic army men on fire. I would do this when my mother was at work. I would get out my little bags of green plastic army men, which were molded into various poses, and I’d light them and watch them melt.
But one day, I was doing this over a newspaper, and sure enough, the newspaper suddenly caught fire. I ran through the house holding this newspaper with the burning plastic and threw it into a rattan wastebasket, which caught fire too. Thankfully, I was able to put it out.
That’s how sin works in our lives. We think, “I’ll just play around in this area. I’ll just cheat a little in that area. I’ll be able to handle it.”