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Wednesday
May312017

In the Mud and Mire of Mayhem

Oh, my job keeps getting easier
As day slips into day
The magazines, the newspapers
Print every word I say
This world is just my spinning top
It's all like child's play
You know, I dream that it would never stop
But I know it's not that way
Still my work goes on and on
Always stronger than before
I'm gonna make it dark before the dawn
Since no one believes in me anymore!

—Keith Green (“No One Believes in Me Anymore”)


“Through pride the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every vice, it's the complete anti-God state of mind.”
— C.S. Lewis



In the Mud and Mire of Mayhem


There is only one oppressor
Man pretends just cannot be…
The accuser, dirty loser,
Dealer in Depravity.

He’s a Social Deconstructor,
Quite the mesmerizing scam.
He’s a liar,Truth denier,
He’s the one who hates The Lamb.

He’s the Master of Deception
With perversion on his mind.
He’s the Glitterati Tempter …
Jeering guide who leads the blind.

Deadly foe of Revelation,
Dark despiser of the dawn.
He’s the Pride behind rebellion
That goes on and on and on.

He’s the source of Self-Indulgence
Prowling ‘round both Left and Right.
The “I Did It MY Way!” crooner…
Death, disease, and human blight.

In the mud and mire of mayhem
In the Swamp of Wade and Roe.
He’s the sneering Compromiser,
There’s no lower you can go.

He’s the ape of God Creator,
He’s the fountainhead of sin…
He’s Malevolence in person,
He’s the bedlam in the din.

Yes, BUT NOW we see the Savior:
Perfect love and sacrifice…
Perfect Justice…Ransom…Vict’ry!
God Incarnate paid the price.




“…the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”
—1John 3:8

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
—1John 4:4

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet .The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
—Romans 16:20