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Puritan Catechism Question of the Week
Q 16. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
A. The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Would you please...

I am going to make a request; you do not have to do so but I pray that you will.

Please read the following very slowly; think through each word and each phrase. Do not merely glance through it. Then, if you would, please commit to spend 10 minutes reflecting on the passage. Try to have ten solid minutes of sustained thought on the passage. Do whatever is necessary to create an environment where this can be done without interuption. See if God will not bless the time you have put in. See if God will not use these verses to richly bless you and abundantly magnify Himself. See if it is even possible to be a Christian and spend time (a mere 10 minutes!) meditating on this truth and not have a truly worshipful experience.


And you
were dead in your trespasses, and sins,
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh,
indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

But God...


In Christ alone,
mike

4 Comments:

Blogger delete said...

Mike
Great article. I did as you suggested (as I often do with this and similar passages), and it did draw me into a state of worship...how could it not!

I recently published a couple of articles (Freed From the Slavery of Sin, and Die To Sin, Live To Righteousness) and it troubled me how people struggle with the new nature we have in Christ.

I appreciate your article and your blog. Keep up the great work!

David S. Spaggiari

6:19 AM  
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

I memorised most of Ephesians 2 wouldn't want to be locked up in prison having no bible without it :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Nathan White said...

Excellent!

8:03 PM  
Blogger a neverending read said...

Mike,

Ephesians 2! I love those verses. I was so overcome after reading it a couple of weeks ago that I just had to write a song about it. I'm glad to have the chance to relive that moment through your post.

Thanks,
Donna

6:27 AM  

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