Friday, October 31, 2003

Cutting Away Your Soul

The Psalmist wrote about the Israelites: “They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs. They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them” (Ps 106:34-36). They enjoyed the land God had given them unconcerned with their gradual departure from the ways of God. Though warned, they didn’t believe they were destroying their lives. Though called to repent, they focused on the milk and honey while sin consumed their souls.
George Orwell tells a story about a trick he once played on a wasp. “He (the wasp) was sucking jam on my plate, and I cut him in half. He paid no attention, merely went on with his meal, while a tiny stream of jam trickled out of his severed esophagus. Only when he tried to fly away did he grasp the dreadful thing that had happened to him. It is the same with modern man. The thing that has been cut away is his soul, and there was a period ... during which he did not notice it.”
Look at what you are doing and what its doing to you. That’s Life at Work!

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