Tuesday, February 7, 2017

COSTLY THINGS: Flee From Sin And ... Be Free!



Committing Sin
Is Never An Accident!
Committing Sin
Is A Natural Act Of The Will!
Committing Sin
- For Want Of A Better Explanation -
Is Man Doing
What He Thinks
Will
His Lustful Heart
Substantially Fill!

I Can Speak
With Authority
On The Issue Of Sin
For
I'm A Part Of Man!
I Have Sinned!
I Have Fallen Short
Of The Glory Of God
AND
I Can See
That Sin Costs
Even Though
It Temporarily Thrills!

Sin ...!
A Mere Thought Of ...!
A Moment To Blink And ...!
A Moment To Consider If ...!
A Selfish Moment Because ...!

And ... Then

A Selfish Moment
Becomes
A Cruel Choice 
Made ... In The Moment
That Will Impact The Very Soul
Becoming
An Act Of Besmirchment
AND
A Denial Of Christ's Right
To Completely
Our Created Being Fill!

We Were Made By Jesus Christ!
He Created Us For His Pleasure!
He Desires Our Love!
He Gives Us A Plain Choice In The Matter!
He Gave Each Human A Will!
He Gave Each Human A Way!
He Gave Unto Each Person
Free Stock In Life
- Now And Later -
To Be Bought By The Will For
Free
OR
Free
To Pay For
Costly!

Come On, Man!?!
How Do You Pay Costly
For What Is Sold For Free?!

You Are Free To Not Sin, Right?
Yes!
You Are Free To Sin Freely, Right?
Yes!
You Are Free To Accept Free Salvation, Right?
Yes!
You Are Free To Accept Free Damnation, Right?
Yes!

But ... Why Would Anyone Freely Accept Damnation?!
I Don't Get It!

Me Neither!
But That Is What Free Will
Free Choice
AND
Freedom
Does For Us!

Jesus Christ Is Fair!
Jesus Christ Is Clear:

Freely Accept Free AND Sure Salvation
AND
You Are In The Clear
For He Will Your Burdens Bear
OR
Deny Free Salvation
Carry Your Own Load
AND
Sure Damnation Is Your Share!

Toe The Line
OR
Cross The Line!
This Is The Word Of The Lord!
Accept It!
OR
Decline!

Upfront
Jesus Christ Makes It Plain That
Two Roads For Life
Are Always Available
To A Man Who
- By God-Given Right -
Is Born Free!


Put Another Way ...

One Road Is Being Obedient
Following Christ
Denying The Liar
AND
Foreswearing Not-Nice Vice
AND
Walking Truly Free
Getting Assured Victory Over Sin
AND
Yielding Up Self
AND
Self-Will
To Walk In The Right Way
That Will A Weak Human Being's
Seeking Soul
Thoroughly Fill!

OR ....

Taking The Easy Road
To Broad Street
AND
Accepting Man's Fallen Nature
As A Fait Accompli
AND
Following Natural Inclination
AND
Walking Willfully Wild
AND
Living As One Ungodly
AND
Casting One's Lot
With The Soiled Doves Of The Ages
AND
Consciously Sinning
Denying Conscience
AND
Boldly Saying:

After My Death
There Are No More Stages!
There Is Nothing Else To Come!
So ... I Am Going To Live Fast
And
I Shall Die Young
Because
I Will Not Be Confined
By That Sky God's Gilded Cages!
I Am Exercising My Free Will!
I Am Walking Wild!
I Am Turning All Of This Book Of Life's Pages
For
I See No Good Reason
To Deny My Self
Full Participation In
All Of This Wonderful Life's
Amazing Rages!


Self-Will
Walks Along
Care-Less Way!


Sin Is An Act Of Will!
Sin Will Never Satisfy
Nor Fill!
Sin Is Like A Burning Fire
A Parched Earth
A Barren Womb
A Cold Tomb
Never Satisfied
Until
Complete Destruction Comes
AND
The Recipient Cries:

Too Soon! Too Soon!

Sin And Self!
AND
Self And Sin!
Are Sides Of The Same Coin
Separated
By The Fine Edge Of 
Reality
Just Awaiting A Spin
That Leads
- Inevitably -
To A Screaming ...
Finality!

There Is No Escape From Sin
Unless
Jesus The Christ
By The Spirit Of Truth
Is Invited Into The Life
To Show One How
To Live True!

To Sin Is Natural!
To Not Sin
Is To Acknowledge
Truthfully
That We Are Sinners
In Need Of Christ's Salvation
AND
Willingly
Giving Up Self To The Savior
AND
Accepting Free Grace
AND
Trusting By Christ's Faith
In The Faithfulness Of Jesus Christ
To Lead His Dear Children
Along A Right Path
Of Self-Denial
Temperance
AND
Prayer
Sheltered
Protected
In The Holy God's Care
Dependent Upon Our Father
AND
Walking In Wise Ways
Surrounded By Holy Angels
- God's Minister's Spirits -
Distrusting Of One's Own Personal Care
Because
Self-Reliance
Is A Lie
AND
A Lie
Is Sin
AND
Sin Is Of The Devil
AND
We Know That The Devil Can't
Against A Holy God
Win!

I Hear That!!

Flee From Sin
AND
Be Free!