The tale of the goblet, which the genius of a heathen fashioned, was true; and taught a moral of which many a death-bed furnishes the melancholy illustration. Having made the model of a serpent, he fixed it in the bottom of a cup. Coiled for the spring, a pair of gleaming eyes in its head, and in its open mouth fangs raised to strike, it lay beneath the ruby wine. Nor did he who raised that golden cup to quench his thirst, and quaff the delicious draught, suspect what lay below, till, as he reached the dregs, that dreadful head rose up and glistened before his eyes. So, when life’s cup is nearly emptied, and sin’s last pleasure quaffed, and unwilling lips are draining the bitter dregs, shall rise the ghastly terrors of remorse, and death, and judgment, upon the despairing soul. Be assured, a serpent lurks at the bottom of guilt’s sweetest pleasure. To this awful truth may God, by His Word and Holy Spirit, open your eyes!
(T. Guthrie, D. D.)
(Love you Zabeth & Berna Deene, you are dear sisters)
For those of you reading this, if you have not been born again, I am praying for you. Regeneration not rehabilitation. May God grant you a live rebirth. ♥~AGM†
Sin is the dare of God’s justice,the rape of His mercy,the jeer of His patience,the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love.Bunyan
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.
-2 Corinthians 5:17