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Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

let no sin rule over me

I love coffee and
I have three favorite mugs.

I would have more favorite mugs
but my wife tells me
”we don’t need any more mugs”.
She tells me that but
what she really means is
that I don’t need any more mugs.

I usually have two to three mugs
of coffee each day…
sometimes a mug or two more.
Coffee doesn’t keep me awake…
the caffeine no longer
seems to have any effect
as I can fall asleep within five minutes
after a full mug.

Sin works that way too.
If we keep pursuing
a given sin we become
so used to that sin
that we no longer notice
any effect as our heart
becomes increasingly hardened.
Before long we become in bondage
to our sin.

“The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him;
the cords of his sin hold him fast.”
- Proverbs 5:22 NIV

Trust in the Lord and let Him
be your guide.

“Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.”
- Psalm 119:133 NIV

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