Recently, a second cat arrived in our household, his arrival bringing both the pleasure and pain of a young, untrained feline.

One of my greatest joys is watching this youngster play with almost anything that comes into its vision. A simple leaf, a piece of paper, a string of cotton, a curtain swaying in the breeze — all hold a degree of fascination and excitement!

Last evening, the excitement hit a new level. Walking in through the front door I noticed the cat absorbed by something moving around on the floor. Upon investigation, I realized this writhing object was a lizard's tail. And so for the next fifteen minutes, the cat never once let that tail move without giving it some degree of attention.

Sin often holds that same fascination. At the Cross, Jesus' awesome sacrifice took away sin forever. However, like that writhing tail, the remnants of sin are still making their final moves, despite being dead and defeated.

How is your fascination level with sin today? God has broken the power of sin in your life — that is fact! Have you accepted that fact?

How is your fascination level?
Remember the words of the apostle Paul:

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. (Romans 8:1-2 NLT)

TODAY, ignore all those lizard tails!