Ozark Christian Living

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Sin's Inn

April 10

  "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:"  Proverbs 9:1


"... CHRIST is anxious to aid the repossessed, who appeal to HIM personally bankrupt."






We know "in the beginning", that GOD in love, prepared a place for man to live and fellowship with HIM.  Upon sin's eviction though, our ancestors stepped out the east gate of Eden into a whole new world.  Sinful colonies of spiritual squalor cropped up along the Tigris and spread as rapid as reproduction.  The sprawl of the destitute, estranged from their CREATOR, became a blight upon a once beautiful creation.  The crowning work of GOD'S hand was left as a tenant farmer to cultivate the GOD forsaken.  "And now art thou cursed from the earth, ... When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."   

"Wisdom" was the general contractor of all that was created, and subsequently damned (cf. Proverbs 8:22-31).  She has since been at work erecting a magnificent Resort of Grace in: "... a better country, that is, an heavenly: ... for HE hath prepared for them a city."  JESUS, the embodiment of wisdom, provides this assurance to those made eligible through saving faith: "In MY FATHER'S house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also."  In spite of the gloomy housing market left by corruption, CHRIST is anxious to aid the repossessed, who appeal to HIM personally bankrupt.   Religion remodels, but GOD restores ... Hallelujah!  "For other FOUNDATION can no man lay than that is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST ... upon this rock I will build MY church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  The seven-pillared palace upon which "Wisdom hath builded" is the LORD JESUS CHRIST (cf. Isaiah 11:2).

"And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."  How eternally sad, for the many who have, and will shun, the gated community of paradise in exchange for Sin's Inn ... mere temporal tents to be one day turned to the gates of Hell: "... being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.".  The Sons of Korah, on the other hand, held a right investment strategy when it came to Real Estates:  "How amiable are THY tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! ... For a day in THY courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my GOD, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."  Are you losing sleep living out in the open square of your sin?

"Blessed are they that do HIS commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." 

For Love of Country
Jonathan Dickinson
(First President of Princeton University)
"Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of CHRIST."

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