I am at the point where I can see the direction this world is headed in. In the Psalms, David speaks of those who endeavor to deceive him, to try and befuddle him with their rhetoric, their words of no worth. And David calls upon the Lord for HIS wisdom and discernment, to save him and nourish him through God’s Holy Word.
This is exactly how things are today. Even Noah and Lot had the same problems in their lives and only the Lord was able to save them.
In our daily lives the majority of us try and follow what is right and good and then there are those who have chosen to do their level best against everyone else. Yet the majority of people have forgotten that sitting back and doing nothing, is just as bad as joining in with those that do the worst.
Of course most of them exclaim they have done nothing wrong, by doing nothing. They enjoy saying that it was a simple matter of “degrees” as to whether they are wrong or right in the situation. Yet we must wonder, is this what the Word of God teaches?
Matthew 7:20-23 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
I believe if we take the Word of God at face-value, we see that “degrees” of right or wrong have the exact same result. When we take into consideration that the majority of people enjoy giving excuses for their part in a situation, God does not accept excuses.
You belong to the Lord God Almighty, or you don’t; it’s that black and white. If you find this a bit abrasive, I ask you to re-read the passage of Scripture above over and over until you clearly understand.
If we take the “litmus test” of God, many may find that their lives are corrupt. Many may find they are not saved to Jesus Christ, that they will remain right here after the Rapture. Once they die, I wonder what excuses they will try and give to Jesus Christ at that time. I believe in my heart, it will be as is said in the passage of Scripture above.
There is a “choice” that we must make while we live here on earth, Jesus Christ or Satan and his ilk; sin or redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Folks, it is one way or the other! It is black and white, straight forward and upfront.
The entire Bible, gives examples of people, that have gone one way or the other and that there is a consequence for each decision. Whether anyone wishes to believe it or not, God knows your heart and HE knows every excuse you will try and use before you use it. Thus, it is a futile endeavor to make any such excuses to God.
It may seem reasonable to you at the moment but God does not listen what you think is reasonable and what is not. God is absolutely righteous and just and HE knows everything (whether you are able to wrap your mind around that or not).
You can be a Mr. or Miss or Mrs. “Goody-two-shoes” and think to yourself that you never do anything wrong or sinful. Do you think “pride” is a sin or not? The point is, if you are not saved to Jesus Christ you are as “lost” as much as Adolph Hitler or Josef Stalin. What excuses will you use then?
The Word of God is explicit on this, it is black and white, straight-up and straight forward. You are either a member of this world, in which case you are definitely lost, or you belong to Jesus Christ. If the latter, your sin has been covered by the blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary.
Still as yet, that does not give you carte blanche to carry on committing more and more sins. It should be your earnest desire to walk according to the Word of God. Again, the point is this: God knows everything and you will be held accountable.
Doing something wrong is sinful, a direct rebellion against the Lord God and there are consequences to be paid. Obviously, any sin must be repented of…immediately! We are still humans, we will fail our Lord and Savior. Yet when we do harm our relationship with Jesus Christ our first duty is to repair that damage, to realize our faults, ask forgiveness and repent.
Remember the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, when they disobeyed the Lord and ate of the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?” That’s right, you know when you are wrong, when you have sinned against the Lord, you have the “Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
The problem is, most people will see you do something wrong and chastise you for it. |You say you’re sorry or go to jail, or whatever, and all is then forgiven. Everyone uses excuses, sometimes it works and sometimes it does NOT. God Almighty knows the difference.
If you want to skirt-the-edges of the Law, that’s fine and good. You may get off…then again, you may not! When God Almighty is the last and true judge, only the absolute truth will suffice! If you belong to Jesus Christ, HE will say, I went to the Cross of Calvary and shed my blood to cover your sin.
And the balance of the universe will be set for you. If by chance, you do notbelong to Jesus Christ, then HE will simply turn HIS back to you and send you to hell and lake of fire. Again, it is one way or the other, there is no middle-ground, no fence-sitting!
The one important thing is this: Either way you go…YOU chose this for yourself!