Today's lesson on how temptation works is courtesy of Baby Blues, by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. (© Baby Blues Bros, LLC)
It begins by whetting the victim's appetite.
And then, a stretching of the truth.
Followed by a preposterous lie.
With the payoff of trying to reverse the sin by committing it even more.
Truth is..."Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." (James 1:14-15)