Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Worm

From fools, to chickens, to savages, to swine: I've been compared to creatures from four different species and three different phyla. Can't wait for the lizard, bedbug, and worm metaphors that must be coming up next." Maryanne

Maryanne, I can’t help you with the lizard and the bedbug, but I can help you with the worm. Here you are: "How much less man, who is a maggot! And a son of man, who is a worm!" (Job 25:6, Amplified Bible).

Why would the Bible compare you and me to a lowly worm? Perhaps it’s because we are helpless. A lowly crawling worm epitomizes blind helplessness. If you see a worm making its way across your driveway and you want to stomp on it, it has no resistance. It has no legs, so it can’t run. It has no arms or hands or claws to fend you off. It doesn’t have a hiss, a growl, or a bite to scare you. It just lies there awaiting the fate of your big flat foot. Swish, and you’re gone.

That’s how you are when it comes to death. It hovers over you like a big fat foot. You lie under its terrible shadow. It’s that close. The Bible says that you live in "the shadow of death," and there’s nothing you can do about it.

However, when Jesus was born, we are told that to them that "sat in the shadow of death, a light has sprung up." The Light of the World (Jesus Christ) abolished death through His suffering on the cross, and through His resurrection.

So if you (blind, little, helpless Maryanne), call upon Him in repentance and faith today, He will rescue you from your greatest enemy. I'm not kidding you. He did it for me--blind, little, helpless, sinful Ray Comfort.