“But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death” (James 1:14-15).
The true nature of sin is never plain and obvious but cunning and deceptive. It is never, simply, the pleasure of the moment but a progressive trap of diminishing returns evilly designed to create even more ravenous and destructive cravings. More and more delivers less and less. Thus, deeper and deeper into the quagmire one goes.