Turn, Then, And Live

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God. Turn, then, and live. — Ezekiel 18:32.

This morning, I wondered when was the first time temptation got the better of me. A child learns at an early age about white lies, pocketing a piece of candy, or placing blame on one’s sibling for something he or she did. We learned early on about George Washington and the cherry tree, but it wasn’t quite believable. Temptations don’t disappear when we get older, they only get bigger and more alluring. God knows this and perhaps that’s why he constantly is telling us to “turn, then, and live.”

There are times in life we learn its best to “walk away.” No matter how tempting, alluring, and easy the temptation, we learn that “life” is on the other side.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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