Deu 30:19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
God has put two paths before us life or death. Unbelievers who chose the path of death by rejecting Christ and those brethren who followed the Lord wholeheartedly have chosen the path of eternal life. In the last days a new path has come that promises life without the cost of following Christ . In this path self-life is king and Jesus Christ is the servant . People walking in this path do not seek to serve Christ but rather love to be served by God. They seek earthly blessings and eternal salvation but have no love for the Lord , no thankfulness for his suffering and sacrifice and no desire for his glorious calling. They do not consider serving God as the highest goal of their life and glorify God in everything (1Peter 4:11) , they are not seeking God’s will for their life. They are not hungry and thirsty for God’s kingdom because they are filled with many other perishable things.
This is the path of deception because such people are slaves to self and not to righteousness (Rom 6:18) , Flesh, not grace rules in that persons life and those who do not live according to 2 Corinthians 5:15 are walking in this path. One can pray and may feel sorry for their sins but they have no zeal for God’s glory, God’s house and God’s kingdom. This is a path of selfishness and will lead to eventual backsliding and may lead to loss of eternal life.
If you love God , you will surely seek his will. Do not waste any more days, months and years and deceive yourself. get off this deceptive path!
We are born again by the grace and kindness of God so do not waste your God given life. We are not “born again” to be “dead in sin and selfishness” but we are born again to press on to a living hope (1 Peter 1:3 ) and a sanctified life (1 Peter 1:2).
Why did God save you?
Does anyone bring dirty, useless items and adorn their house? Rather we collect essential items and worthy items that are worth appreciating. The owner must appreciate the items worth so in the exact same way make every effort to be found worthy in God’s sight. (2 Timothy 2:20-21). Be faithful and sincere and one day you will adorn God’s house as a vessel of honor.
Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Jesus Christ gave himself so he can possess believers full of thankfulness and zeal for God’s honor and good works. Does God own you? are you being used by God for his work in your life?
To be God’s Holy vessel is the highest and greatest privilege of a believer. This is our purpose. This is the zeal with which we must live. To glorify and love God by presenting our heart , mind, soul and strength. In this dark world many are hungry , many are without light and we must seek to be God’s mouth, feet and hands in the sinful world. Seek to be God’s teacher and guide others, to be God’s shepherd and protect his sheep, Seek to be a Godly wife with a humility and meekness, Seek to be a Godly mother like Hannah raising her children in Godly ways and teaching them to love God . To be God’s vessel is a great calling and will lead to amazing satisfaction and glorious praise in eternity. This is why we must reject laziness and all forms of selfishness and seek the heavenly gifts, heavenly kingdom .
On this earth the church is the place given to us to honor the Lord Jesus. We can invest in eternal treasures here , We can please God here, we can be full of enthusiasm along with other faithful brothers and sisters.Together keeping our eyes on Jesus we can fast , pray, overcome sin, love our brethren with humility and meekness and be one body then we will have God’s praise.
Jesus Christ our King is worthy of glory , praise and honor for he is the lamb that was slain for our sins.So be zealous and make every effort to walk worthy of our Lord . We must must not sit till God’s work is done (1 Samuel 16:11) and Christ’s church is built. We must not merely live by faith but be willing to die by faith. That is the way of the faithful saints of the God who lived before us (Heb 11:8-16). We must not compromise with the world and follow our selfish desires but we must allow Christ to rule and lead us in the way of the cross , through earthly loss and through suffering yet with great Joy and thanksgiving.
What are we but flesh and blood? What is our value? We are made from dust and if we continue to live for earthly things to our continuing shame ,then “dust” will be our value in eternity too. but to those who have hoped in the Lord, who breathe and live only for the Lord continually , every moment seeking his will and purifying (1 John 3:3 ) themselves there will be honor, glory and peace (Rom 2:7,10)
If you love God and obey his commandments , he will surely make you fruitful (John 15:8,16).