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Sin is Knocking

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Christsfreeservant, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Christsfreeservant

    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    An Original Work / October 15, 2019

    Sin is knocking at your door,
    Knocking, knocking, don’t ignore;
    Working its way in your heart,
    Hoping from truth you’ll depart.

    Don’t deny you’re tempted to
    Do what you ought not to do.
    Don’t pretend you’ll not give in
    When you’re playing now with sin.

    Subtle, coming through back doors,
    Is this sin you can’t ignore.
    Soon as you think, “Got it licked!”,
    It will bite you, and it’s quick.

    Got no plans for conquering?
    Think it’s just a casual thing?
    “No big deal!”, the lie you tell,
    Which will lead you straight to hell.

    “God forgives me,” so you say,
    While with your sins you do play.
    Make of God’s grace mockery,
    For He died to set you free!

    “Jesus’ grace will cover all”
    Is a story big and tall
    When you practice doing wrong
    And think you to God belong.

    “Liar, Liar!” Bible says,
    When you put not sins to death,
    Yet while claiming fellowship
    With our Savior and his kin.

    He says you must turn around,
    Turn from your sins, love abound.
    Obey freely what he tells,
    Or your home will be in hell.

    Don’t take lightly what I say,
    For your sins you’ll have to pay,
    If you do not turn from sin,
    Let God’s Spirit dwell within.

    [Lu. 9:23-25; Rom. 6:1-23; Rom. 8:1-17; Eph. 4:17-24; Eph. 5:3-6; Gal. 5:19-21; Gal. 6:7-8; 1 Co. 6:20; 2 Co. 5:15, 21; Tit. 2:11-14; 1 Pet. 2:24]
     
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    Mark Quayle Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "....sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it."
     
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    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Thank you. After I posted this last night and had gone to bed, that verse came to mind, so I looked it up. So, this was confirming this morning to see that you had posted it. It is found in Genesis 4:6-7 (ESV): The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”

    I do like "it desires to have you" better than "Its desire is contrary to you," though, for I think that is a better picture of the truth of it all. What translation did you quote from?
     
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    Mark Quayle Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not sure it was word for word, but NIV. Another one says, "...but you must master it."

    I appreciate the mental image of the creepy being, Sin, crouching at the "threshold" as another translation puts it --don't remember which one --and who's only intent is to dominate all the people it can. Some people like the math of saying sin is not real --that is, it is only the negative of good, and works against good. The mathematical idea of absolute value, then, they say there is no need for God to have anything to do with the "existence" of sin which doesn't really exist, since, to them, since is only the negation of real, and not real itself. I don't think I quite agree.

    Another passage that makes me think the way I do is the one that says, "...made him to be sin for us..." The structure of the phrase, sentence and context just doesn't quite sound like it is poetic hyperbole, to my mind. Either way, both passages disallow any levity in the question of our dealings with sin. It is no small thing.
     
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    Christsfreeservant Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Thank you!
     
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