The man held his swollen arm that was seething in pain. The venomous snake slithered out the door of the house.
He stumbled to the floor. Sweat trickled down his face. Visions of outrunning the lion flashed before him.
And then the bear. He was sure to have lost his life to the bear had he not found this house. The house would provide peace for him.
Or so he thought.
The man gasped for his final breath and entered eternity.
This is the parable of the Israelites thinking they could escape judgment of their sin.
But judgment of sin can’t be evaded.
Someone is going to pay the price.
Will you accept the righteous blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Or will you die in your sin and face the consequences on your own?
Choose Jesus.

Originally posted August 22, 2014