15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.
10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Recently, after many years of pleading from our kids, we gave in and got a dog. Travor, our mini long-hair dachshund, is about the most adorable thing you will ever see, but he is equally naughty. Among the many house training activities we have been engaged in since he came into our home, he has recently been given to chewing electrical cords. I am certain that he is drawn to them because of the rubbery texture up against his teeth and how the cord flips and flops as he chews. As he enjoys the few moments before I catch him, I’m sure he’s thinking, “This is the life!”