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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Bible Passage:2 Peter 2:13

[They] suffer wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you.

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They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime.  They think if they only live well, and have good times, then they have enough of all things, and are right well off.  This can be easily traced from their spiritual claim, when they say that whoever touches them as to their property or their body, is the devil.  They themselves cannot deny this, that their whole system is framed to this end, that they may have lazy and idle times, and all that can supply them.  They will burden themselves with no trouble or labor, but every one else must make and devote enough for them.  God has commanded all men that they should eat their bread by the sweat of their brow, and he has imposed trial and anxiety upon all.  Meanwhile, these young masters would slip their heads out of this noose, and busy themselves with kisses.  They are stains and blemishes.  The true Christian life develops from faith, serves every one in love, bears the holy cross, But these have, in place of the cross, lust and luxury; instead of love to their neighbor, they seek their own interest.  They are nothing but the blemishes and stains which Christianity must have as its shame and derision.

Hasten, O sinner, to be blest,
And stay not for the morrow's sun,
For fear the curse should thee arrest
Before the morrow is begun.

aka Pastor Robin Fish
Lutheran to the core -- and just a little beyond.

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