Monday, November 19, 2012

The Persistence of Iniquity

Our fathers sinned, and are no more; and we bear their iniquities.
Lamentations 5:7

"Our Fathers sinned..."
generations make choices
that are in conflict with God
we raise our voices
in the same place they were

"...and are no more..."
The wages of sin
is a separating death
the shape we are in
could not save us any less

"...and we bear their iniquities."
still the same
as our fathers were
we bear guilt and shame
for the sins they bore

"Our fathers sinned..."
sinners they were
from birth to grave
and sinners we are
only grace will save

"...and are no more..."
mortality is the price
iniquity is the offense
but Jesus made it right
by dying in our stead

"...and we bear their iniquities."
once marked with a scarlet stain
we are now in Christ forgiven
true holiness, forgiveness is our gain
no more in death but looking toward heaven

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