God Never Leads You to Sin by Lorrie Lane Dyer

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dyer_lorrieA few months ago I was talking with one of my close friends about sin.  

Someone near to her had been praying for something. Eventually she received what she was praying for.  However, what she perceived was the answer to her prayers, was achieved through sin.

I know it’s sometimes hard to believe that something that makes us feel good (at the time) could possibly be a sin. We can often justify a sin as a blessing or an answered prayer.  No matter how you slice it, a sin is a sin.

While discussing these ideas, my friend shared some sound advice, “God never leads you to sin”.  Think about that for a moment. God never leads you to sin.  Jesus suffered and died on the cross so we could be free of our sins.

When we are caught up in what we want, when we want it, we convince ourselves it isn’t a sin, but a blessing.  However, we know the truth deep within. All we need to do is to take a step back, think about what is right and wrong (see the Ten Commandments), trust in God and know that He will never lead us to sin.

Copyright 2010 Lorrie Lane Dyer

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Lorrie Lane Dyer is a religious education and parish coordinator at her local Catholic Church. She is also a facilitator for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation with the University of Dayton. She has a BA in Theology, with a minor in Creative Writing. She is working on her Master of Leadership Development, with a focus in Military Chapel programs at St. Mary of the Woods College, with the intention to continue her education to earn a PhD. She has written poetry and short stories for over thirty years. Her faith provides her with inspiration for many of her poetry collections, columns and short stories. Lorrie was the creator, editor and writer for The Catholic World, St. Francis of Assisi, has been published in numerous anthologies.

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  1. I’m not sure I agree. I am in a situation were I have asked for Gods assitance. If I dont commit the sin those who rely on me will suffer. I feel as if God has backed me into a corner and I have no choice but to protect my love ones from suffering. I have prayed for this for a while and nothing. Therfore I feel that God has led me into sin. This opertunity has presented its self. In order for me to keep those around me from suffering is to commit the sin. I believe that God is leading me to sin.

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