Are we asleep? Don’t worry. God has a wake-up call for us. We just must not hit the snooze button but allow it to wake us up for sure. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 7:8-9 (ESV)
8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.
“Lord, how secure my conscience was,
And felt no inward dread!
I was alive without the law,
And thought my sins were dead.
My hopes of heaven were firm and bright,
But, since the precept came
With a convincing power and light,
I find how vile I am.
My guilt appeared but small before
Till terribly I saw
How perfect, holy, just, and pure,
Was thine eternal law.
Then felt my soul the heavy load;
My sins revived again;
I had provoked a dreadful God,
And all my hopes were slain.
I’m like a helpless captive, sold
Under the power of sin:
I cannot do the good I would,
Nor keep my conscience clean.
My God! I cry with every breath
For some kind power to save;
To break the yoke of sin and death,
And thus redeem the slave.”