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I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account
for every careless word they speak,
for by your words you will be justified,
and by your words you will be condemned.
Matthew 12:36-37 ESV
As parents, as friends, as humans, we will have to answer questions concerning sin and forgiveness. Questions like: If we are covered in the grace given to us through Jesus Christ on the cross, then what is the point of "following the law?" Why should we even bother to avoid the "seven deadly sins?" Why should we feel bad about doing ANYTHING that we do?
The answer is quite simple...
Once, when I was in elementary school, there was a thing called a SLAM BOOK being passed around. For those who don't know, a SLAM BOOK was a notebook in which each page had numbered lines which corresponded to the same line on the pages that followed. A person would put her name on the first page; whichever line was the next available, and then, on the pages that followed, she would answer the questions on that page on the same numbered line each time. For example, I might sign my name on line number 9 and then I would put my answers on the corresponding line on each page; number 9.One day, we WILL have to give an account for our actions, and that will be a day we never forget. I'd like to keep my list as short as possible so that I don't have to look God in the eyes and admit to all the times I've wallowed in sin.
The questions varied and were anything from: "What's the worst thing you've ever done", to "What's your favorite color?".
I, unfortunately, made the poor decision to fill out a SLAM BOOK.
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