Falling Leaves

My front yard is covered with leaves. This is not unusual. It was covered with leaves this time last year and the year before. As long there have been trees, in March the leaves begin to appear and in October they begin to fall. This is truth. It is truth because it is true. You can say that it is not true and that the leaves will not fall in October, but that would not be truth it would be a lie.

I have noticed people have a difficult time being truthful about their sin. Regardless of what God says about sin, if they like their sin, they pretend it is not a very big sin and that God is not bothered very much by their small sin. But that is not true. The truth is that sin is sin. God does not dwell in the presence of sin. So saying that your sin is not a sin and it does not matter to God would not be true, it would be a lie.

Do you know that if a person will not repent of their sin they cannot be a child of God? The reason a person does not repent of his sin is because he does not trust God. How can God save a person who does not trust Him? The truth is if a person does not trust God and will not turn from their sin then they have no hope of eternal life. That is truth.

So the next time you see a falling leaf, let it remind you of the truth that Jesus died on the cross, not so that you could continue in sin but so that you could be rescued from your sin. Also the next time you see a leaf being cast to the ground, let it remind you that unconfessed sin will cause many to be cast into the pit of hell. And that is truth whether you like it or not.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16

Douglas & Deborah Huff

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