Mercy for Sinners

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9 ESV)

As I was thinking about Psalm 119, I came across an article about the filthy and heartbreaking cover of the recently released EP by Harrison Patrick Smith, AKA The Dare. First Mr. Smith, I appeal to you, you are still alive on this earth, so there is still hope for you. I implore you, you should repent of your views of sex and sexuality. Sex is meant for the marriage bed between one mane and one woman. As Jesus said, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5). And yes, your album cover is unrestrained pedophilia. Again, I implore you, you must turn from your wicked ways and turn to Christ for failure to do so will mean for you the judgment of everlasting torment in the lake of fire. But you do not have to go there since Jesus died for sinners like you and me. Run to Jesus now for refuge and He will forgive you and make you a member of His heavenly kingdom.

Friends, thank God for his word. There we find the only safety against the world, the flesh, and the devil. How can you keep from being tempted into the lifestyle promoted by the above artist and others like him? Guard your life according to the word of God. It tells us we will not be tempted beyond what we can bear but that God will always provide a way of escape. We are instructed to flee temptation. We are told to resist the devil and he will flee from you. Friends, the name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe. Do so, even now.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to guard my life according to your word. And further, God, have mercy on me, a sinner. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

About Joseph V. (Josh) Carmichael

Board Certified Chaplain. Ordained Minister. Adjunct Professor. Writer. Husband to my dear wife. Father of six young men. (PhD, SBTS; MDiv, RTS; MBA, UA)
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