In God's Word, we find good fires and bad fires. His Own Holy Spirit is The Good Fire: a Fire enlightening our darkest nights; a Fire keeping us warm in a cold world; a Fire clearing our path to a new life; a Fire igniting our passion in Christ.
Satan is the kindler of deadly fire: a fire fueling hatred and contentions; a fire consuming lives and destinies; a fire charming people by its power; a fire melting virtuous intentions; a fire transforming passion into lust; a fire tempting us to walk on hot coals.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Destinies have been brought to ruin by fake flirts, quick thrills and risky roads. An immoral woman in God's Word can be exactly what He describes. But she's also a symbol for lust: a downward path to the gates of hell:
A flatterer when you feel lonely; a seducer when you feel restless; booze, blaze or brown when you feel depressed;* an eating binge when you feel empty; a shopping spree when you feel needy...
A dirty job when you want money; a bad role when you want attention; applause when you want affirmation; compromise when you want it too much and entertainment when you want fame.
So don't get burned and risk a big loss by surrendering your life to lust.
'Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified' (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).
To Be Continued...
* Street names for drugs: http://www.drugrehab.co.uk/street-drug-names.htm
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Proverbs for Performers series.