To many people live a life without God. Aside from Him, they feel comfortable with their lives. Some say that they believe in Jesus but when asked if they read the Bible or pray often, there answer is often times, no. Their faith is in word only and isn’t alive. The conversation of the cross has no merit with so many people, though it is essential to our salvation. To know that Jesus paid for our sins on the cross is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those that receive Him as Lord and trust in Him will be saved. 6As they turn from and confess their sins to God, they are forgiven. He is then able to do a mighty work in their lives. The second part of the gospel is the resurrection. Everyone that lives for Jesus will be raised up to heaven, after death. 3The fool that doesn’t truly believe in Jesus but lives for themselves will have a place in hell, in death. The foolish say, “there is no God”. God can see their works and that 1“there is none that doeth good”. 1“They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy”. These are they that will be in fear, come judgement. They may seem content now, but one day, the Lord will say to them, 5“every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 5“Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” The unwise will say that they can delay their repentance. Don’t be a fool but give your time now to God. Make yourself right with God today.
When our eyes are opened to the goodness of God then it will become clear that He is real. 4That Jesus is the way to eternal life. Lend an ear to God and you will be fed with His wisdom. We have all been foolish at times, in life. We’ve done things we wish we hadn’t. This has all been written in God’s book. However, all our mistakes can be erased if we believe in Jesus. 2If our hearts are open, the Holy Spirit can cleanse our body and soul with the blood of Jesus. God asks everyone that desires to be saved, to “be willing and obedient”. Then we “shall eat the good of the land.” There will come persecution for our belief in God but take it all as a privilege to serve Him. Our time is short and soon enough we will be with the Lord in paradise. Jesus is Lord of “both of the dead and living.” His arms are outstretched to receive those that love Him. He desires that everyone could hear His voice and be saved. It isn’t difficult but a choice to follow Him. Is Jesus worth living for? Are you willing to give up your own individual idols that come before Him? Are you willing to let Him cleanse you from your addictions?
Let us pray:
Thank You Lord for rescuing me though I was so foolish. I did my own thing for so long and disregarded You in every way. Thank You for never giving up on me. I was lost but You found me. You lifted me up and brought me peace. I now have eternal joy in Your presence. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 14:1-7 (KJV)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
2Isaiah 1:16-19 (KJV)
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
3Mark 16:16 (KJV)
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
4John 14:6,7 (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
5Romans 14:7-12 (KJV)
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
61 John 1:5-10 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.