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March 1, 2016

Will You Yield to Temptation

by James R. Yarbrough

The Human: Born to Do Wrong

There are laws, rules and regulations to keep us from doing the wrong thing. Now that is worth thinking about. It would seem that we are not that much different from nonhuman animals. We are not as civilized as we would like to think we are. Other animals are put in cages, and so are some of us. There are thousands of laws throughout the world with the sole purpose of keeping people in line. Why would this be if the human being is so wise and intelligent.

Are we not supposed to be the higher-level thinkers of the animal world? If this is so, why do we need the police, the military and all the various other means of enforcement just to keep us humans in check. Laws are broken all the time, even when we know there could be punishment to follow. Are we just wild by nature with an inclination to do the wrong thing? No, really, what do you think.

Now of course, on an up close and personal level, there are no laws to regulate how we treat each other. You are my wife but I am having sex with your “best friend,” is that right. Is it even legal. You tell your husband that you are out with the girls when you are at the motel with your lover. You say that you love her and cannot do without her. All along you are doing all that you can to “shove” the endless thoughts about the single life out of your head.

You moan so rhythmically, groan ever so softly, your hips swaying as if they have a mind of their own all while whispering to him how good he makes you feel. But it is all an act and you can hardly wait for him to roll off to his side of the bed. Your husband’s buddy cannot keep his eyes off your body parts. He does this each time your husband looks away. You enjoy his attention to the details of your assets, what are you going to do about it? Will you yield to temptation? Better yet, will you tell your husband; likely not.

On your last trip to your friend’s house, you made sure to “brush up” against her husband, did that satisfy you enough, or do you need more. Did he say you are excused or did he push back in silence letting it be known that he was thrilled by the touch. A casual acquaintance that you had “noticed” tells you that she wants to be with you that her loins ache for you. And you are married, will you yield to temptation. Your boyfriend who you really care about in so many ways and want to be with cannot satisfy you in bed. Will you yield to temptation and be with someone else just for sex. You are out with the boys and they want to go to the strip joint, you promised your wife you would not. Will you yield to temptation and go instead.

We will be tempted to do thing that we know are wrong by moral standards but feel right by our on desire. Do you yield to temptation or do you deny yourself the pleasure of what you really want to do. The pain and pleasure of life was put here for us to decide. There are some who believe that there should be no pleasure or that there should be some type of on and off switch. No such switch was included when we were created for pain and pleasure is part of who we are. You must decide if you will yield to temptation.

Pleasure is what we seek because it feels better than pain. That is why it is so difficult, not to yield to temptation. We are not made that way.  The Creator used desire to make sure that his creation would forever be. This could not be so with pain. Pain does have a useful purpose—it tells you when all is not right and you should certainly listen to that. Just the thought of pain can prevent us from experiencing the same. There is a sweet spot and your life has to be in place to find it. When we deny ourselves the pleasures of life all that is left is pain. Now I ask you, will you yield to temptation?

PEACE

The Messenger Sun Graffiti 2-21-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

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