Liar’s Lullaby

randomlychad  —  August 16, 2012 — 3 Comments

The world, the flesh, and the devil sing their siren songs–with only one goal in mind: to lull us to sleep. We want to be comfortable, and forget: this is a world at war, and we inhabit enemy-occupied territory. Else why do the Scriptures call our adversary “the god of this world?”

Yes, Jesus is sovereign, but we don’t yet see all under his feet.

We want comfort in wartime, and demand rest. And carp and complain when we get a soldier’s rest: we sleep where and when we can, tree roots, dirt clods, and stones poking us in the back.

Yet, the Liar’s Lullaby sings on in unholy 3-part harmony–with one goal in mind: to make us forget. And in the forgetting, sleep.

Only to be rudely awakened from our dreams by harsh reality:

God must often allow the gaping wounds to wake us up, to rouse us from our stupor. Because we have been lulled to sleep again, and He had no other way to get our attention.

The world is the wool so often pulled over our eyes.

How has this been true in your life? How is the Liar’s Lullaby singing to you today? Can you hear its beautiful, terrible strains?

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  • He is sovereign and the enemy is his dog on a leash. He lets him run some, but anything he does dits in God’s plan. Just don’t expect me to be able to explain how.

    • He is the prince of the power of the air, the god of this world, and a roaring lion.

      But he is not sovereign.

      And free will, God’s sovereignty, and predestination are all true. Don’t ask me to explain how.

      • You know, Spurgeon was asked to reconcile free will and God’s sovereignty. Spurgeon, who was a Calvinist, said, “Why shoukd I wanf to reconcile friends?”