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A Sticky Mess

Running out of hairspray can be a problem when you are in a hurry to get to work. A lady in Louisiana found herself in a such a predicament so she began to look around the house for something to keep her hair in place. She was excited to find a can of Gorilla Glue spray adhesive which she grabbed and sprayed on her hair. Thirty days later her hair was still coated with the permanent adhesive, so she went to the emergency room. Their answer was to go home and use fingernail polish remover to remove it. Her video of the experience on TikTok has been seen over 21 million times. This obviously became a very painful mistake. She is now in talks with lawyers on the liability of Gorilla Glue for not having a warning about its use on hair.

We all make mistakes in our life that affect us in different ways. Some of these mistakes are easily fixed while others haunt us the rest of our life. Sin can be like spraying permanent adhesive onto our hair. It becomes painful and stays with us a long time. We can also fail to take personal responsibility for the sins in our life and point at others as causing us to sin. This response goes all the way back to Adam and Eve as Adam pointed to Eve as the one who made him eat of the fruit. God made it very clear that Adam was responsible for his own actions and held him accountable.

What should we do when we are stuck with the mess of sin? If you are a follower of Jesus, we know that those sins are forgiven. However, Jesus still calls on us to confess and repent. These sins have earthly consequences, and we need to get them out of our life immediately. The longer we allow the sin to remain in our life the more it hurts us and those around us. Yes, we live in grace. But just because we can does not mean we should. We can grab the Gorilla Glue and spray it on our hair but that does not mean there will not be consequences to such a decision. Let us fill our lives with the things that bring life to all those around us.

Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?”

1 Corinthians 10:23-24 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.”

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