A long time ago I used to help my Uncle Fred paint houses.
Once, I was on top of a 30 foot extension ladder painting the
cornice of a two-story house.

Just as I got to the attic vent and made a swipe or two,
some angry bees came after me.
I swung the brush to knock them away, and the ladder MOVED!
Oh Oh! That means it's gonna move a LOT!

When the ladder began to slide, I came DOWN, paint brush,
paint can and all!!
And we all landed right on the lady's shrubs.
What a mess I had to clean up!

1 Cor 15:55-57
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

Light from the WORD.

The "sting" of death is SIN.
Because we know we are sinners, we know we deserve death.
That hurts our pride.

The "strength" of sin is the LAW.
God's law, and even man's law, reminds us that sin is wrong.

But PRAISE GOD for the "victory" which is in Christ Jesus!!
He has indeed taken the stinger out of death!
Because we know that through surrender to Him, we can be saved
and live eternally in His presence!

If you want to escape the “fruits of sin” today,
stay out of the devil’s orchard!

If you want to escape the eternal consequences of sin,
surrender to Jesus!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce