Do Not Ruin Opportunity

Jacob gathered his sons to his home and revealed what would happen to them (as tribes) in the last days. He began with Reuben,
“Reuben, you are my firstborn,
My might and the beginning of my strength,
The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.
Unstable as water, you shall not excel,
Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it–
He went up to my couch.”
(Genesis 49:3, 4)
That was all that Jacob said to Reuben. The first three lines sounded great and Reuben may have had his hopes up, but then those last four lines surely deflated him.
Reuben had as wide open an opportunity as anyone has ever had, but he ruined that by fornicating with a woman. A moment of pleasure ruined a lifetime of opportunity.
Friends, if sinners entice you, do not consent, you will regret it later.

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