By Degrees

When I started working in the college cafeteria, two things bothered me: the heat of the freshly-washed dishes I stacked, and the high-decibel din of the kitchen.

Soon my hands adjusted to the heat, and my ears to the racket. Maybe that’s one reason I don’t hear as well.

Becoming shock-proof?

As our society is daily bombarded with increasing profanity, violence, and sensual entertainment, have we become desensitized?

Gradual exposure by degrees is one of Satan’s most effective ploys (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Refusing to lower our standards

For all his faults, at least Lot was “oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men ….tormented day after day with their lawless deeds” (2 Peter 2:7-8).

He never acclimated. Have we?

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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