At a middle school in Oregon, some girls were putting on lipstick and then pressing their lips to the mirrors, leaving dozens of lip prints.

The principal called the girls to the bathroom and told them how the lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every day. To demonstrate how difficult it was, she asked the custodian to clean one of the mirrors. He took out a long-handled brush, dipped it into the toilet, and scrubbed the mirror.

Since then there have been no lip prints on the mirrors. When tempted to sin, if we could only see the real filth we’d be kissing, we wouldn’t be attracted to it.

─ Brett kays, Brownstown, Michigan © 1001 ILLUSTRATIONS THAT CONNECT

 “If we could only see…” however tempting, seductive, the temptation may be, there is no pleasure in sin that will last. ” Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” -Hebrews 11:25

“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:8

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