The Sin thats Trips Us Up

I was listening to a song lately by one of my favorite Christian rappers LeCrae, and it really spoke to me. The song is called "Killa" and it is about LeCrae's personal struggle with sexual sin.

 Check out the lyrics:

 "Uh, I know it's going to kill me but I just can't let it go

And the taste so appealing got a grip upon my soul

These honey dip lies mesmerize me

Pride's got it’s crooked fingers twisted all inside in me

Fools walk the path I'm on, never to be seen again

Sipping on seduction while we eating on some secret sin

(Not a lot of love and mercy) says the whisper in my ear

And I know I should be over this, but I ain't seeing clear

And I ain't leaving here, unless somebody save me

Walking to my grave letting evilness enslave me

Evil looks so lovely covered in her lace of lies

And the silky smooth seduction just manipulates my mind

Her fabrical fabrication is fueling my fascination

While I'm intoxicated she starts her assassination

I'm losing all my honor and my years to the merciless

Giving all my life away but I'm just so immersed in this (killa). 

 I think that these lyrics are inspiring for a lot of reasons. First, LeCrae acknowledges the fact that sin is APPEALING. Whether its lustful temptation, getting drunk, gossiping about others, drugs, hate, whatever the sin…it often is appealing. We seem to think that it will be good for us and it often looks like it will be a lot of fun, and sometimes it is, but then it ALWAYS ends up hurting us in the end, through our individual relationships with God, and through our relationships with others.

I also love how he talks about how the sin prohibits him from seeing things clearly. I can think of countless times where I was involved in some type of sin, and it affected my ability to analyze things in my life from the proper perspective. My connection with Jesus was deteriorating, and I was having a hard time seeing things clearly. I refused to acknowledge that I had sinned against the Lord and chose to kept doing things my way.

So friends, let’s keep each other accountable in our walks with Christ, and keep our friends from tripping into the sin that so easily slips us up. If you find yourself in some sin, confess to the Lord first, and then get some help from some Christian brothers and sisters.

I know that this post might seem a little drastic and intense, but I come from a background where I was heavily involved with partying and intentional sin against the Lord. I recognize that we are not perfect saints as Christians, but at the same time, we have the ability to keep ourselves from intentional sin.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1