Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Silly Moth is Caught!

Why is this world such a wide sea of evil?  Why do earth's multitudes roll so easily to hell?  The tastes of the mass of the human race are  groveling and vile. They only care to sip the vulgar cup of time and sense. Their sin soiled garments and polluted feet prove, that they wallow in defiling mire.

See the worldling.  A temptation meets him.  A gilded bait allures.  A sweet indulgence opens its inviting arms.  What follows?  The silly moth is caught!  Pleasure whispers, "Come and partake." Desire acquiesces. Nature surrenders.

Thus Satan leads his crowds down misery's downward slope. Quickly; easily; they glide along. The rolling pebble has no power to stop.  The downhill torrent is incapable of turning.

To them, liberty is unknown. The clash of heavy chains attests their bondage. Satan drags them; and they must obey. The world gives laws; they tremblingly submit. They crouch the slaves of many an insulting tyrant.

[Henry Law]


Matthew 16:23 ... But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

1 Peter 5:8 ... Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

James 4:7 ... Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.❤