Scripture is full of the stark differences between those who obey God and those who do not.
Proverbs 14:16 KJV — A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Scripture instructs us of our need for a Savior.
Romans 3:23 NKJV — for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
God shows us that it is through Him and only through Him that mankind can be saved.
John 14:6 NKJV — Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
And it also warns us some will choose to follow God and others will not.
Mark 10:22 NKJV — But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Although, following God seems to be a “some do” and “some don’t” it’s actually much more of a continual choice.
Each day the choice is there, and each day brings opportunity to either obey Him or turn away from Him.
Psalm 119:59 NKJV — I thought about my ways, And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
For God is a merciful God and His Word tells many times of the length He goes to reach out to us.
Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV — Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
With this knowledge, let us, each one, choose to follow Him today.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word and for the truth of Your scripture. Lord, You know that I am a sinner living in a sin filled world and it is easy to fall into many temptations and snares. Please provide a way of escape, keep me from being tricked into those things which are not of You. Lord, please shine Your truth into each circumstance and help me to view all of life through Your Word. Lord, please help me to hide Your Word in my heart and to be mindful to think about Your truths through out my day. Lord, help me to make choices based upon Your Word and not fear or urgency. Lord, please help me to rest in You, and not be double minded. Thank You for Your promises. Thank You for all Your love and Your unending care. How great and awesome You are! I love You. Amen.