|Look and Live||
10 out of 10 people die. Think about it… one day we will all die. While this should seem scary most people think they are good enough to go to heaven. Let’s see if that’s true. God has given you a conscience that tells you right from wrong. You know it’s wrong to lie, but you have lied. You know it’s wrong to gossip, but you have gossiped. God calls you to love Him with all your heart, mind, soul,and strength, but you have not. You have placed many things before Him (money, entertainment, lust, self, pride, religion, family, friends, comfort, etc.) The conscience that God has given you condemns you. Stop playing games by trying to convince everyone you are a good person. God sees your every thought, word, and deed. And while you may deceive those around you, God is not deceived… He knows the wickedness of your heart! The Bible says that if you claim to be without sin you are a liar. Maybe you think that because God is good He will overlook your sins. Listen, because God is good He will judge you. Are you angry when evil is committed against you? How much more is God angry when you commit evil against Him? (all sins committed are against God.) The Bible says, “God is angry with the wicked everyday” Psalm 7:11 and “there is none who does good” Psalm 14:3 and “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27. What I tell you I tell you in love. God will judge you for your sin, and you will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity. No hope… no second chance.
Did you know that God made a way for you to escape eternal judgment in the lake of fire? He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But how can God, the good judge, set you free when you are guilty? “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US” Romans 5:8. Talk about love and mercy! Jesus Christ once suffered for sin. He was perfect and paid a debt He did not owe. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. He defeated sin and death proving that He is God. Praying a prayer, religion, spirituality, church, your pastor, your priest, trying to be good, etc. cannot save you. They cannot take away your sin. It is the blood of Jesus that washes away sins. Believe it. Turn to the one who can save you. His name is Jesus Christ (the Savior of the world). He will make you a new creation and give you a new heart and new desires. Remember, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” James 4:6. Don’t let your pride send you to hell. You need to desire Jesus more than anything else. Look unto God the Savior and live.