Speak Skipper’s Words Faithfully
Mates, we be entrusted with the very words of Skipper. Skipper be proven right when he speaks, and he’ll win the day when he judges the crew of ever’ vessel in ever’ fleet. He’ll judge all on land and sea fer all be lyin’, thievin’, murderin’, rascals. Skipper’s truthfulness increases his glory and condemns the sinner.
Now, what if some prove unfaithful? Will thar unfaithfulness make Skipper’s faithfulness of no account? Heaven forbid it! Let Skipper remain true, and ever’ scallawag a rouge. As the scroll reads:
“So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” (Psalm 51:4)
Skipper’s Judgement and Wrath
But, some may ask, “If my wickedness allows Skip’s Son ter shine brighter why am I still marked as a sinner?” Why not say, as some reprobates go ’bout saying, “Let us do evil so that good may come of it.” Rascals such as this get the lash or worse: a short drop with a sudden stop.
Their condemnation be just! Fer if we sin in order to expand Skipper’s grace then be we treating the sacrifice of his Son as if whar a free gift ter live as lust-filled pagan lubbers. If such whar the case, how could Skipper judge the whole world? And judge he will and soon, you may lay ter that.
No One Is Righteous
So then what be our verdict? Can any escape the wrath of Skipper? Nay! All alike be trapped in sin’s grasp. Just as the scroll declares:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
“Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
“Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
ruin and misery mark their ways,
and the way of peace they do not know.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Skipper’s Covenant Code speaks ter those who be under its rule, silencing every mouth and holding the entire world accountable ter his eternal statutes. Through the deeds of the law no soul ‘ill be declared righteous in the sight of Skipper fer none can keep ter the Code. No, not a one! Instead, Skipper’s Covenant Code be a lantern off the bow revealing our sins lurking beneath the surface ter wreck us.
Righteousness Through Faith
Now apart from Skipper’s Covenant Code, his righteousness be made known ter all, fer his righteousness be given through faith in the Son ter all who believe. Therefore the Code remains fer the Son be the Code in the livin’ flesh. The short of it be this: the Son is Skipper’s Covenant Code. The Son is all Skipper’s Word wrapped up in himself. So if we have the Son in us, we have the Code within us. And when we struggle ter keep ter the Code, the Son himself covers our sin with his grace and mercy and in our weakness gives us his righteousness so we ‘ill continue ter do better and better at keeping to the Code.
Be Filled with the Son’s Holy Spirit of Truth
Mates, don’ wait! Ask fer Skipper’s Holy Spirit of Truth ter fill you so you can cast off yer dark ways and don the armor of light. Our charge be ter behave as folk do in the daylight, not revelin’ in carousin’ and drunkenness, nor sinkin’ into the depths of lust and debauchery, nor stirrin’ up strife and jealousy. Instead, wrap yourselves in the warm mantle of the Son, and give no thought to satisfyin’ the yearnings of the flesh.
We All Need the Son’s Righteousness
We all need the Son and his righteousness, fer all have sinned and fall short of Skipper’s glory. Sailors and lubbers alike be under a curse. We all be lyin’, stealin’, thievin’, murderin’, rascals in need of a savior who can turn our filthy livin’ inter glorious goodness. By the the shedding of his blood on the main mast Skipper gives us the Son as a sacrifice so we can take possession of his righteousness by faith in him.
All Be Lyin’ Thievin’ Murderin’ Rascals
Skipper did this ter demonstrate his forbearance, fer left the sins of our past unpunished so we might ‘ave the opportunity ter take the hand of the Son and be saved. Now if that be the case, then doth not wait. Take hold of the Son right now! Ter wait a moment longer be ter risk sinking under the waves and goin’ down ter Davy Jones.
If we ‘ave the chance ter be saved by the Son and pass it by, all that awaits us is eternal punishment in water of burning sulfur, you may lay ter that.