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Not a pleasant way to say, “Good Morning”, but in all actuality, totally true. We are all born in SIN, thanks to our first couple back there in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve’s SIN is our inheritance from our very first breath. Paul wrote this along with many other letters to the Church in Rome, probably during his last days on earth. It is fair warning, but it also offers a way out.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6: 23)
We are human and have ‘human nature’, easily tempted to go against God’s Will by the ‘Ruler of the World’, Satan himself. I have given him the additional name. “SIN”-ister minister. Without Jesus Christ and Salvation through him only, we work for the devil and he pays us regularly with “IOU”s. Once we have lived as long as our life is the be, we pay our way into HELL, just because we never took advantage of the Eternal Warranty of Life with Jesus Christ and all the Saints in Heaven with a Holy God. We may have never made headlines in life, but we still will reap the same benefits that Paul and Peter and Abraham and Moses and Jacob and Joseph and Mark and Luke and Matthew and John and James and Joshua and David and Caleb and Gideon and Mary and Martha and Ruth and Esther and Dorcas and Rahab and Isaiah and Jacob and Malachi and Samuel and Job and Isaak and Enock and Noah and Jerimiah and Jude and Solomon and Elizabeth and Zacharia and every other human being in the “Hall of Honor” who accepted God’s Greatest Gift to Mankind, the Soul-Cleansing Blood of the Lamb, My Lord Christ Jesus. Only Christ is the “Gift of God for Eternal Life” and only those who BELIEVE and LOVE everyone in His Name, will sit at the ‘Family Table of God’, Heirs to everything, needing nothing, forever. Now, that’s something to shout about, donchaknow. Really. And that’s how you too, get a box of chocolates to share with others.
As my Aunt Myrtle used to say, “HEELAWSY!“
And that’s what I get from My box of Chocolates. AMEN