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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Y.O.L.O.



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There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” - Luke 13:1-5 ESV


And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.Hebrews 9:27-28 ESV

You only live once                                                                                                                             
And there ain’t no time to be messin’ up
You could stop breathin’ at any moment
And as if that wasn’t stress enough
We still got these bangers
Runnin’ around with them choppers
And they don’t need a good reason
To run up on us and pop us

And what about religious extremists
Deceived about the meaning
Of what “Jihad” really means
So they’ll snuff you without even thinking

I was born in a land
That convinces me that I’m free
But apparently
That liberty don’t mean a damned thing
If you don’t have a voice to speak

We’re livin’ on borrowed time
Because the fruit on our vine is venomous
So now we’re trippin’ on ourselves
Because our new balance became minimus
A non-existent federal reserve
With no capacity to protect and serve
So now the Popos gotta go kick doors in
Just so our peace of mind can be secured

Welcome to the world of the numb and the reckless
Where cash is king
And sex is at the top of the “to-do” list
We love friends with benefits
Instead of being friends that benefit
You’d rather be feelin’ on her chest
Instead of fillin’ her with significance

Life is a vapor
It only takes a second to waste it
Second chances are a scarcity
And so few of us realize
Exactly how sacred
You’ll go from YOLO to no-go
Tryin’ to rock your wares like J-hova
But remember
When the Author steps onto the stage
The show’s over.


Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low—they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets—before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.  

- Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 ESV

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
- James 4:13-16 ESV

Soli Deo Gloria,
Shon


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