Fascination Of Sin

The rattlesnake is justly dreaded. Mr. Murray says: "When the piercing eye of the rattlesnake is fixed upon them (birds), terror and amazement render them incapable of escaping, and while involuntarily keeping their eyes fixed on those of the reptile, birds have been seen to drop into its mouth as if paralysed, squirrels descend from the trees, and leverets run into the jaws of the expecting devourers." Many young men, in like manner, fall helplessly into the destructive jaws of sin, because they keep looking at it until its fascinating eye overcomes them." Turn ye, turn ye, why will ye die?" (Ezekiel 33:11).