Wednesday, October 26, 2011

(3) An Old Familiar Book

Just back from North Carolina visiting with my two daughters, son-in-law, and grandson.         

Let me pick up where I left off from my last post. Remember, Christian feels the weight of his own sin, and realizes that it is only at the cross that he can find relief.

Bunyan gives an urgent picture of how we must turn our backs from all things that would prevent us from obtaining eternal life-reflect on the words of Jesus "Is anything worth more than your soul" (Mark 8:37)?

 Bunyan tells us that:
"Now he had not run far from his own door when his wife
and children, perceiving it, began to cry after him to return; but the man put his fingers in
his ears."

What a picture of turning your back to all that would prevent you from obtaining eternal life.

Christian puts his fingers in his ears and runs towards the cross. When we turn our face toward the cross we will inevitably turn our backs to any voice that would hold us back.

                                        LIFE, LIFE, ETERNAL LIFE
                                         

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