People are mostly oblivious to the fact of life and it comes naturally. Since we are born in sin due to Adam and Eve, the pull of ‘humanity’ is ‘natural’ and automatic. “Free Will” has a price and the choice is ours. From birth, we have a built in ‘wee small voice’ called conscience that sounds a warning sign, but it is overwhelmed by the shout of sin. Even when we apply the Guardian of Grace, it takes effort to listen. Temptation calls and we fall for it, everytime, without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. We simply go for the gusto of sin, naturally and that’s the “TRICK” and that results in “DOOM”. Peter warned us:
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
“Standing firm in the faith” is provided all believers only ‘one way’. That’s the Glorious Gift of Eternal Life provided by Jesus Christ on a cross. That “Faith” in Jesus is the “TREASURE”!
The “Feel Good of the World”; the happiness in things and popularity; all the ‘temporal’ detritus will totally disappear without the gift of eternal life for believers:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
The life we know and love is the “TRICK” and the SINister minister is doing a good job of luring us away from our “TREASURE”, donchaknow, really!
I know I will live an eternal life without pain, pressures and problems. I know that God has prepared a perfect place for me where there will be no more night. A place of glorious Peace and eternal Joy. I know there’s a place in God’s Choir where I’ll sing only one song. Oh! That Will Be Glory For Me (and I bet we sing the “Benediction” up there for all of those left behind) Be among those to whom God listens. Humble yourself pray, seek his face and repent! Halleluia!!
And that’s what I get from My box of chocolates. AMEN