Casting Crowns–Slow Fade   Leave a comment

In light of the recent adulterous scandal surrounding the governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, I thought this was a very provoking song by Casting Crowns. It is also relevant to the sermon series that Josh Harris has recently started in Proverbs. I can’t wait until the series gets to Proverbs 5… something that every guy should tattoo on his heart. (BTW… the first two sermons in the Proverbs series can be found here.)

“It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day.”

Men, our fitness as fathers and husbands begins right now, whether we’re newlyweds, engaged, dating, or single. “Be careful little eyes what you see. It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings.” I can’t forget the convicting words of John MacArthur when he preached on those who fall away through adultery. He made it very clear that it didn’t happen “suddenly” and that it’s not a “one-time thing.” No, adultery happens when we do not deal with our adulterous heart for months and years–we feed our lustful cravings without thinking that one look on the computer screen or one thought of that girl or one slip of the hand will “suddenly [lead you] as an ox goes to the slaughter” (Proverbs 7:22). I remember in one of John Piper’s passioned sermons, I think it was his sermon series on “Desiring God” where he says, “I will DIE before I call upon pornography!” I pray that we have the same heart with all aspects of lust.

Remember the greater ramificaitons of your sin in this world in the lives of those you love. Better yet, remember the eternal ramifications of unashamedly indulging in sin when you have to give an account on the last day.

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Posted July 13, 2009 by Mitchell J. Kim in Uncategorized

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