Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Too Close to the Edge

Summer sun, barely begun, new warmth will reveal
And bright smiles everywhere; such joy we all feel.
Alas, we abide too long in the sun and we all burn.
And again and again our faces and bodies we turn
To that hot sun until we peel, wrinkle, and are sore.
Then it is too late, doctors say don’t tan any more!
Just like our life this example can be of use to us all.
God tells us to avoid danger or we will surely fall.

Sometimes we venture so close to the edge of sin,
We don’t want to sin, but still venture a little way in.
When the Spirit talks about danger don’t even begin
To succumb to the danger signs that cause us to sin.
We play with fire until just one spark starts to ignite
Clothing leaps aflame, our bodies, a horrendous sight!
We thought we knew, but did not heed the warning.
Playing with fire is like ignoring the Spirit’s calling

We go where we would never go with the Lord..
It’s a gambling den that we know we cannot afford.
And the police come, and shame is what we feel.
The person that brought us encourages us to steal.
We have stepped over the edge, what will you do?
You’re so ashamed, how did this ever happen to you?
You saw warning signs, ignoring  them, you went in.
You have submitted to Satan’s ploy, that of his sin.

Hebrews 12:28 ~ Since we have a kingdom nothing an destroy, let us please God by serving Him with thankful hearts, and with holy fear, and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:3- 8 ~ And have you quite forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, His child? He said, “My son, don’t be angry when the Lord punishes you. Don’t be discouraged when He has to show you where you are wrong. For when He punishes you, it proves that He loves you. When He
whips you, it proves you are really His child.. Let God train you, for He is doing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected?  If God doesn’t punish you when you need it, as other fathers punish their sons, then it means that you aren’t really God’s son at all - that you don’t belong in His family.

I Timothy 6:1l ~ Oh Timothy, you are God’s man. Run from all these evil things and work instead at what is right and good, learning to trust Him and love others, and to be patient and gentle.

2 Timothy 2:22 ~ Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts.

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