Lazaroo – Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 20, 2011 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with deep resolve:

“…sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”
(James 1:15)

What a powerful warning, Jesus.

Most birth gives life.
But there is one birth that gives death:

sin.

When it’s full-grown, it doesn’t merely have the capacity to give birth to death –

it absolutely will give birth to death.

If I wait till sin is full-grown…

I’ve waited too late.

Once death is born, I can’t kill it.
It’s already dead.

I can’t let that happen, Jesus!

I’ve got to catch sin and eliminate it before it’s full-grown.

But how long does it take sin to reach maturity?

I’m not going to play that game.
I’ve got to get rid of sin in my life

the moment it pops up.

Better still…

I’ve got to stop it before it happens
by changing

the people
places
things

that keep leading me into its clutches.

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Genesis 4:6-7; Leviticus 26:18; Joshua 22:20; Psalms 103:8-14; Romans 6:19-23; Hebrews 12:4-6; James 4:7-10; 1 John 5:16-17; Revelation 2:11

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3 responses so far.

  1. Marie Thom Says:

    Great time of the year especially for this message Pastor Steve, although always it’s time to know it’s waiting .. creeping towards us if we let it grow … Certainly the most horrific Ghoul most could possibly think of … the Ghoul born to death. Yes, shiver indeed!

  2. Sam Says:

    Oooh, this gives me shivers, Steve. Makes me start analyzing every little thing I do, to see if my motivation is wrong, my thinking, attitude, whatever….ick, not a pretty picture! Thank God for grace, or I’d be sunk like the Edmund Fitzgerald!

  3. jennie Says:

    wow… you’ve certainly done it again, Steve… this Lazaroo simply blows me away. i will be thinking and pondering about this one on a daily basis for sure. the imagery of not being able to kill it because it’s already dead should rock the world for a lot of us. thank you for everything that you do that goes into the making of a devotional as powerful as these are… i for one certainly appreciate it!

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