Did you ever wonder why he put so many contrasts in Scripture? Why all the light versus dark, good and evil, the wise and the foolish, life and death, truth versus the lies of the enemy, the righteous as against the wicked? Then, of course, the final contrast of heaven and hell. Isn't life supposed to be, like full of gray areas? But, since God says otherwise, guess what? It's not. He put all those contrasts in, over and over, so that it would sink in. So that we would wake up and get the picture.
"He who is not with me is against me." Matthew 12:30We have an enemy and a Savior. There is right and wrong. Reality is not subjective.
"Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve" Joshua 24:15The world would have us mush out and gray down all those contrasts, even though God's word is really clear about black and white - because life is not a balance scale, held by some goddess of mercy, weighing out good deeds as against bad - it is by grace alone we are saved; by clinging to a merciful Savior.
"With your right hand you save me." Psalm 138:7cMeanwhile the fruitcake left from last year just got tossed from its neglected place at the back of the refrigerator - taking up valuable space; which is why I didn't get around to making any this year. I enjoy fruitcake, but not enough to eat it all myself.