Take the truth of what is better
The Empty Deceit of Sin
Believer, the delicacies of sin are widely displayed and lifted up for all to indulge upon. From movies to Netflix Originals to commercials to Facebook posts, everywhere we look there are vices set like bear traps — covered up and entrapping in their grip. Like in the life of Samson, sin comes at us like a lion ‘roaring’ (v.5) that we can tear as easy as ‘one tears a young goat’ (Judges 14:6). Then, we pass by the ‘carcass of the lion’ again to see that honey has developed (14:9) and we stop to taste the sweetness of decay, death, and the sinfulness of sin.
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The Christian is both at peace and at war; peacefully living, warfully walking.
Our Attempts to Bring Peace
Woodstock was originally to establish ‘3 days of Peace’ as depicted on the famous poster of the event. Over 500,000 – yes, 500,000 – people came to see Hendrix, Joplin, and others come to bring peace to the world through music. However, during this time of ‘peace’ there was immense chaos surrounding the event. Drugs were everywhere, three people were killed, and women even went in to labor – all of this going on during these ‘days of peace.’ In an attempt to bring peace and comfort to the world, immense war and chaos was caused as a result of it.
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