Read: Genesis 4:1-8
The plant called Venus flytrap has the ability to digest insects. When an insect smells nectar on the leaves of the plant, it crawls into the jaw-like leaves of the plant. The leaves will close within half a second and digestive juices start dissolving the insect.
This is the way in which sin can devour us if we are lured into it. Gen 4:7 says, “…if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you.” God spoke this to Cain just before he killed his brother Abel.
Sin always tries to entice us by tempting us with new experiences and tries to convince us that living right doesn’t matter. Instead of sin consuming our lives, we can rule over it. Gal. 5:16 says, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Also, James 4:7 says, “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” If we rely on God by submitting to Him, we do not face temptation alone. We have God’s Holy Spirit with us who supplies the power to live for Him.