On the death of an icon

While the world mourns the death of Hugh Hefner, I mourn his life. It was a life wasted in the pursuit of every fleshly vice that King Solomon warned against.  He took many down the path of sin.  His efforts belittled the value of women and taught sexuality without bounds. He is no hero.

Yesterday I sat in a courtroom watching as defendant after defendant stood statuesque before an earthly judge awaiting his fate. Some received a small fine, others jail time, some a second probationary chance.

But one day, we all will stand before God as Holy Judge and we guilty on all counts.  Without excuse.

Let that sink in.

If Christ be our plea, how do we evidence that now? What cry do we have above Matthew 7:22  “On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?”

Remembering the words of John Newton,

“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”

Let us live preparing for the day we stand before God.

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