God’s abiding love

When you read the Bible, especially the Old Testament, you see so many instances of God’s love poured out for His chosen people. Yet when the next generation comes along and the old one that “lived right in the sight of God” dies out, they go back to living their way and the way of those around them. In the book of Judges at the end of the book, the author gives this condemning description of their religious life before God: Judges 21: 25
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In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

God loves us today even though that verse fits today’s world perfectly. He has offered us a way to salvation through belief in Jesus Christ but we are supposed to follow Him just as the disciples did too. Being grateful and thankful for our sins being forgiven and for our name being written in the Book of Life. We aren’t supposed to live our lives afterward as if nothing happened in our hearts unless it really didn’t happen. Your life after you’ve given your heart and your life to Jesus is supposed to reflect Him to the world, not your desires, and your dreams.

Being a Christian means being a “little Christ”. Other people, whether they are Christians or not, should be able to tell that you are a Christian by the way you live and walk and talk. It should be evident to everyone around you, not as a coat that you put on and take off when you feel like it. Although it seems that there are more who do exactly that today. They put on their Christianity when they need Him and when their need is met they remove it and go back to their old life. This has been made easier since this pandemic has been with us for nearly three years now and it gives people a legitimate excuse not to go to church.

God is still reaching out to those who will hear Him regardless of where you live or the conditions in your country. God knows your heart and He knows those who will seek Him in due time. Please seek Him and come to salvation in Jesus while you can, even if you have to do it secretly.

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