How is that absolute truth, sin and the epic blockbuster Jaws have anything in common?
Well fortunately for you I pondered that exact combination today, hence the post.
You see, in the open waters of the sea of life there are a lot of dangers.
When it comes to defining sin and absolute
truth we need to be clear about what we believe.
You need to be clear about truth, my friend.
The culture we live in demands it.
If not you will find yourself in shark infested waters,
chomped on and unable to survive, spiritually speaking,
in a vast sea where sin and truth swim together.
One will cause you to sink, the other will hold you up.
I assure you there is no in between.
Sink or swim.
I love sharks. They are fascinating creatures.
But they are also menacing creatures.
When you look into a sharks eyes, there is blackness.
A soulless darkness that wreaks of death.
In the movie Jaws, the shark is portrayed as a fearless eating machine.
I can’t help but think that the shark in the movie reminds me of sin.
Sin brings death.
Sin seeks to consume.
I see in the three main characters different ways of dealing with sin, unsuccessfully.
Each reflect different faces of the ultimate sin which entangles: pride.
Captain Quint thinks he can outwit the shark because he is a master of the sea,
a relentless Captain who is experienced, brave and relies on his strong arm of flesh.
Hooper believes his worldly wisdom and knowledge will lead to the catching of the Rogue shark.
He thinks his understanding of the shark
will be they key to dealing with it.
Brody just wants everyone to be happy.
His continual compromise and passivity due to his desire to please everyone,
ultimately leads to tragedy for everyone.
See sin is not outwitted by the schemes of man.
It cannot be explained away or excused.
Sin does not compromise.
It always leads to death.
Absolute truth always leads to light, peace and safety.
It does not bow to men.
It is never watered down or conformed to man’s desires.
It always leads to life.
Sin is like a shark, absolute truth is like a lighthouse.
Absolute Truth has served as a
Life Preserver in my life.
There is only one way to deal with sin once it is identified
by absolute truth, friends.
Sin cannot be tamed, compromised, re-named or cajoled.
It doesn’t need a bigger boat.
Sin needs to blown clear out of the water
of your life.
And that my friends is the absolute truth.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.Romans 6:12-14
* You know I could not resist a shark post during these days, right?
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