Holiness or Sin-Cake

God’s Word says, “Just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do” — 1 Peter 1:15

In the beginning,
there was only God,
only holiness.
Those days are long gone.
Now there are two ways:
holiness and sin.
We have chosen sin.

(It was a bad choice.)

But, God is recruiting,
wooing all from sin, and
winning some back to Him.
Some are, you might say,
crossing over to His side
and gathering round
a mighty Captain who
will always be their guide.

(He never chose sin.)

Of course, a holy God is
wholly other, wholly different
from a sinful world, so all
who cross back over must
learn to be different too.
It’s one way or the other:
either set apart from God
and more and more like sin,
or set apart from the world
and more and more like Him.

(There simply is no way
to have a holy God
and eat our sin-cake too.)

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

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