When Temptation Holds Out Pleasure

“A lot of my life was wasted on the assumption that dead things were the best things. Dead things being another way to describe “sinful things” — all the ways we try to be happy when we’re dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). I intentionally and persistently chose behaviors and affections that dishonored God and neighbor, because I figured they had the ability to satisfy me.”