You O man are without excuse
Monday, June 24, 2019
‘For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.’ Luke 19:10, yet man refuses to believe he is lost and wonders “what do I need to be saved from?” Being the good person he thinks he is; he continues to wander the highways and byways in search of his best life now, or the health and wealth promises of the American dream. Ignoring the Giver of life and the magnitude of his sin he presses on. ‘My people have become lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray…they have forgotten their resting place.’ Jeremiah 50:6
You O man are without excuse; don’t blame others – the fault lies within. You have played loose and been lax and lazy with the things of God. You have squandered opportunities, refused correction and given a wink and a nod to the sins of the nation. It is NOT What would Jesus DO, it is What Has JESUS DONE that should change your heart and mind. You are without excuse. ‘For what may be known about God is plain…because God has made it plain. For since the creation of the world God’ invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship so that men are without excuse. For although they (you) knew God, they (you) neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him…’ Romans 1:19-21 but you have become futile in thinking and darkened in your foolish hearts…
The agony that follows sinful man, the unimaginable suffering, the guilt, the torment that awaits… ‘The soul that sins, it shall surely die.’ Ezekiel 18:20 yet man continues to swallow and follow the lies; “there are many ways to heaven, salvation depends upon my good works; besides, everybody goes to heaven.” Man plays a game of chance he can never win. ‘Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in The Name of God’ one and only Son, JESUS Christ.‘ John 3:9 Anguish of soul awaits those who have ears to hear but remain deaf to The Word, have eyes to see yet remain blind. The way dark and dangerous ahead; refusing to give heed to warnings and godly counsel they move forward oblivious to what awaits. Darkness surrounds, masking itself as an angel of light it gives a gentle nudge to those who now worship self rather than The Saviour, pleasure rather than The Prince of Peace. They have exchanged Truth for trash, liberty for lies and JESUS the Messiah for misery, misfortune and pain.
Look closely O man, look closely. Recognize what you have become and be ashamed. Assume responsibility for indeed the fault lies within. ‘Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the LORD, and He will lift you up…’ James 4:8-10
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