Monday, March 30, 2009

"What fruit had ye then in those things...?" Rom 6:21

Often times we need to be reminded of what this simple question points out to us. The fruit that we had while yet in sin was it ever sweet? We may say yes in a moment of carnality; but when we will take a step back and analyze the harvest we will realize how bitter the fruits of sin truly are. The drunkard while in a drunken stupor will say that he is having the best time of his life; but when he wakes in the morning he will say " They have stricken me...and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again." Pro. 23:35. Oh the deceptiveness of sin, how it will tell us that it is enjoyable; yet we see not that it is but for a season. It is so sad to see the drug addict who thinks that everything is just fine, and they disdain any help that is offered. We can see so clearly that the poison they are putting into their body is going to be their destruction, but they seem oblivious to it! Let us also beware lest we fall into the same trap, and the same bitter end as they. You say, I would never think of touching any type of illegal substance. Aye tis' true my brethren, but would you ever be willing to harbor the poison of bitterness within? The little foxes were the ones that destroyed the vines! How shall we escape this damnable beast of sin? Take a good long hard look at the fruits. If there is something in your life causing contention, bitterness, anger, strife, unrest, carnality, or anything else contrary to the will of God, be sure that at the root of the matter is sin. We can look back on our lives and see the debauchery of sin prior to our salvation; why not look at our lives today, and be sure that we no longer harbor any of those same fruits today?

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