Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Who can describe the convulsions that disturb the rest of the sinning soul? " Psalm 57:21 (AMP) There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked. The cries of condemned sinners evidence the disturbing quality inherent in sins of their own choosing: " Psa. 38:3 (AMP) There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; neither is there any health or rest in my bones because of my sin. " Gen. 4:13 (AMP) Then Cain said to the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.. Perhaps the prime example, though, is Judas. When he was not able to stand up under his guilt he ran from it, and hanged himself, throwing himself into hell to erase the torment of his sins.
Just as sin disturbs the inward peace of a soul, it also interrupts outward peace in the world. What else but sin has caused such confusion? " James 4:1 (AMP) WHAT LEADS to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members? Delilah betrayed her own husband into the enemies' hands. And Absalom tried to take the life of his dear father. Sin is the subtle whisperer, which separates friends and families and even the sweet communion of saints.
Sin has such a kindle-fire nature that as deadly sparks fly not only from one neighbor's house to another but from nation to nation. All the water in the seas cannot quench the wars it ignites between kingdoms; instead, it makes men who live at one end of the world thirst for the blood and possessions of those who live at the other end. The earth has become an arena where there is little else but fighting and killing. Is this the guest you welcome within your heart?
Sin has a damning property. If sin's damage could be confined to this world, it would be bad enough. Considering our short stay here, we might take a measure of comfort in the fact that it would soon be over. But to be bothered by it here and then damned to eternal torment in the next world-- it is unbearable!”
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell. http://www.moodypublishers.com/pub_productDetail.aspx?id=41823&pid=53617

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