sin lies still

Sin lies still
deep, deep within
it’s not dead, it’s not asleep
it just lies there
silent, watching, waiting

It sees gratification
self-satisfaction, the delusion
that it has been wrestled with
and overcome

But there it is—still, deep, watching, waiting
crouching at the door

Just a little ajar… just a little
so it can quietly nose its way in
to wriggle and squirm its way
back to where it squattered so long
unwelcome, unwanted
but desired

Sin is not arrogant or rude
it does not insist on its own way
Sin is patient—it will wait its turn

For its turn will surely come again

sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must rule over it
(Genesis 4:7)


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I am a Christian and my purpose in life is to give honour to the Lord Jesus Christ in all I do and say.

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