As I sit and watch social media posts about what people are giving up for Lent, I think it’s important to ask ourselves some fundamental questions:
1. What are the origins of Lent? Is Lent biblical?
2. Why do people (or I) give up things for a period of time?
3. What is significant enough in my life that if I were to give it up for a time it would definitely adjust my view?
4. Why would I tell anyone a) that I’m giving something up for Lent and b) what that something is?
If we’re not careful, the enemy of our souls can use even the Lent season as a device of pride, self-righteousness, and distraction from Christ Himself, Who is the reason for it all.