But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
(James 1:14, 15 NKJV)

The dragonfruit is one of nature’s delights. It’s unique appearance immediately attracts attention. The beautiful pinkish color of fuchsia draws the eyes to look. The subtle sweet fragrance entices one to move closer to touch and feel the dragonfruit’s skin. There is an invitation to purchase it even though it is costly. Tasting its flesh is now unavoidable. Surprisingly the very mild bland taste stands in stark contrast to its vibrant exterior display leaving the person disappointed and unsatisfied. Sin is like the dragonfruit. It lures us in with the body’s five senses seducing us to eat of its flesh. The disappointing and costly consequences of sin leave us unsatisfied and empty. It is better to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8) for at His “right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

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