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  • Rotten Apples

    Posted on October 30th, 2013 rhonda No comments


    “You belong to your father,

    The devil,

    And you want to carry out your father’s desire”

    John 8:44


    Psalm 37:20 says that “the wicked will perish: The Lord’s enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish – vanish like smoke”.  I didn’t get the comparison between the wicked and beauty.


    I’m a city girl, so I don’t go to the fields.  I go to the Botanical Gardens, which are lovely.  All the plants, flowers and tree are well tended, unique and good to look at.  The gardens are serene and sweetly scented.  A co-worker gave me a plant for my windowsill.  It’s pretty.  Her gift was an act of kindness.


    In my mind, beauty and wickedness do not go together.  Satan, however, embodies both.  He masquerades as an angel of light (II Corinthians 11:14).  Satan used to live in heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) before being thrown out; and I understand that there is nothing ugly in or about heaven.


    So why shouldn’t Satan’s children take on the likeness of their father?  They’re beautiful on the outside and ugly on the inside.  Rotten apples.


    “Do not fret because of evil men

    Or be envious of those who do wrong

    For like the grass they will soon wither

    Like green plants they will soon die away.”

    Psalm 37:1





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