Choices

Photo by:  Gary Fultz on Unsplash


The whole world’s plight,

With death comes revealed insight.

The enlightenment of Christ

In the bliss of His eternal light.

Or

The judgment of God

Of how wrong they were

By the experience of being

In their eternal morgue.

Choices.

~G.W. 

 
Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.” [John 12:35]
 
 

When in doubt of your route, pause to ponder it out.

 
 
 
en·light·en·ment
[inˈlītnmənt, enˈlītnmənt]

 
NOUN
  1. the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened:
    “Roberta looked to me for enlightenment”
    • the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight for good or evil.

Side Note:

“The Abolition of Man,” by C.S. Lewis, is fascinating.


18 thoughts on “Choices”

    1. That is so true, Gary. And yet, this particular poem is a call to ‘whomsoever’ of the world.

      Your picture sparkles. If you took it in near darkness, it’s a powerful metaphor of God’s word, “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.”

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  1. It looked like you were comparing two short poems and wondering which one to choose. I meant that I like the first three lines of the initial poem. The fourth line is good, but I think the third line-about Jesus—makes a good finishing point.

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  2. I see a contrast as though with the light of Christ, or the arrival of Christ, the light of his life (John 1:4) comes the knowledge of right and wrong. It’s like the entering of the law of Moses, which Paul said, “when the law came sin revived, and I died (Romans 7)”
    The contrast is the light of Christ gives or shines in the darkness…
    “…John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God…”

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    1. I see your point.
      However, the “enlightenment of Christ” also refers to God’s revealed knowledge.
      Have you heard it said, “All knowledge is revealed knowledge of God?”
      Those who reject His imparted knowledge of Christ in this world to the end, won’t accept it until they are in hell and experience it there. There they will know by experience the truth they rejected on earth. They are there by their own choice.
      Had they not seared their conscience on earth they would have accepted His truth in their lifetime on earth. The Bible throughout testifies to these things, and Christ’s warnings of hell in particular. In the Epistles Paul clarifies this in much of his writings telling us what we, as believers, have escaped and the glory we have gained. That is why he exhorts us not to return to the world’s way of living.
      God revealed the knowledge of who Jesus is to the world, but the darkness hated the truth and rejected Him.
      God’s general call went out to the whole world because “God so loved the world….”

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      1. That’s amazing! I can definitely see that. Thank you for the clarification, most people who are going to hell don’t think they are, while there are few that are resigned to that lot. I know a man who turned so far away from the Lord, that he’s accepted that fate, it’s terrifying!
        Again, thank you, God bless

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