Written by cycleguy on September 15th, 2016


Immediately when a person sees the “C” word almost invariably Cancer runs through the mind.

In this case…NO. Least not that I know of.

The Trojan Horse is a Greek legend, A huge, hollow, wooden horse was made to gain entrance to the city of Troy, thus ending the Trojan War. Unable to capture the city after a siege of ten years, the Greeks resorted to a different strategy. They sailed away and left the horse, filled with armed warriors, on the shore. Sinon, a Greek spy, persuaded the Trojans to take the horse into the city, convincing them that to do so would mysteriously make Troy invulnerable. That night Sinon let out the Greek troops,; killing the guards, they opened the gates to the Greeks, and Troy was captured and burned.

The Trojans unwittingly allowed their enemy access to their city by trickery on the part of the Greeks.

The Trojans are no different than many who follow Christ. We allow the enemy access to our lives by his trickery. It is called


The tough part about compromise is when the enemy is obvious we seem to be at our strongest. Hitler. ISIS. Pornography. Sex trafficking. But when we struggle with the “gentle slide” approach, it is a killer. The church at Pergamum was sliding away. Like many today. Sunday’s message continues the “7” series. I’d appreciate your prayers.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. floyd says:

    I like the comparison. I also think another “C” word is appropriate; comfortable. We get comfortable and let our guards down and the invasion of compromise begins.

    It takes diligence and a constant reminder to be on guard. Thanks for yours, Bill.

    Praying for you, brother.

  2. Compromise – it’s a dirty word when it comes to those “little” sins I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, “Slow Fade.”
    Praying for you, Bill!

  3. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! I’ll be praying for an effective word to your church through you. Compromise always sounds like such a great thing, right? Except as you pointed out, it really isn’t when morals and love are at stake.

    It can be a killer. It can weaken our resolve. You remind me to keep an eye out for those Trojan horses…

  4. Pam says:

    Great topic, Bill. Praying!