To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. Romans 2:7-8
Every person on this earth is seeking something. The majority of people are seeking things for themselves. People want more of everything for themselves.
Very few are seeking the full truth of what is good and what is not good. It is usually what looks, feels and tastes good in the moment, with very little regard to what the future consequences will be.
Paul points out that everyone will be rewarded for what they have done. Those who seek truth and doing good will receive eternal life. Those who reject the truth and are self-seeking, will be given God’s wrath.
According to the world, every person should seek to please self first and foremost above all others. There is only to be a slight regard for others when choosing actions to please self.
In the process of seeking to please self, there are very few to no boundaries as to what can be done. Since this is the case, sin is openly accepted and promoted, even though it harms the self and often harms others in the process. Truth is rejected and evil is accepted as good.
Many in the church, who claim to believe in Jesus have also fallen for the lies and deception of the world. They have chosen to seek things for themselves, rejecting the truth and following evil, while claiming to believe in Jesus. The truth is not in them.
For all those who reject the truth of God and His word, there is only God’s judgement and wrath waiting for them. Others who have chosen to seek the truth, God and His will are in line to receive God’s blessings of eternal life.
The truth is that all have sinned and need forgiveness by Jesus and to live according to God’s word. You need to ask yourself if really seeking God’s truth or are you seeking the selfish lies of this world.
Put God and His word first in your life, fleeing evil so that you may do true good according to God’s word. Seek the truth that brings about eternal life, not the lies and deceptions of this world that bring about death.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s word for your life; that you will seek God’s will; that you will turn from evil; and that God will reveal the deceptive lies of this world.