Friday, June 8, 2007

"It's not right!"

These are the words that Paris Hilton reportedly shouted in the courtroom learning that she was going to have to go back to the clink - sent there by a judge who overrode the decision of a sheriff who decided that she could just stay at home.

This will be an image of the last day as unbelievers are cast into hell. A lot of times we get the idea of "boy, won't they be kicking themselves for not believing, won't they be surprised?" No - because that would involve taking personal accountablity and knowing that one gets what one deserves. But that's not how sinful man views the Law - it's mandates and punishments. They aren't fair, they aren't right - what kind of mean God are you? How often do we ourselves try to shift blame, how often do we want or expect different treatment from others - and we know better.

The sinful nature sees the acts of God and shouts out "It's not fair!" That's why it's called the "sinful nature."

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