And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again." (John 8:11 NRSV)

In C. S. Lewis' book, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, the wicked queen entices the boy, Edmund, with a box of enchanted Turkish Delight. Each piece is sweet and delicious, and Edmund has never tasted anything better. There is only one problem. The more he eats of this enchanted Turkish Delight, the more he wants. He doesn't know that this is the wicked queen's plan. The more he eats, the more he will want, and thus he will eat and eat until it kills him. It would never satisfy his hunger; it would never fill him up...it would simply kill him.

Lewis is giving us a metaphor for sin. This is how sin is. It never satisfies, it only enslaves.


God of forgiveness, may I find true satisfaction by being honorable for you. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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