John 3:36 Life Or Death Choice

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36

The majority of people upon the earth feel that they are living life. Many also believe that they are living a good life. Others believe they are not living a very good life, due to all of the struggles and their financial position.

It is most common for people to focus upon what they have as to whether they are living a good life or not. This is a temporary look at things that do not last.

Jesus stated the way to have eternal life, believe on God’s Son…Himself. Anyone who rejects Jesus will only have God’s wrath upon him with death.

As the world is looking for life in the temporary things of this earth, they are missing out on what is true living. Most commonly the things people are looking for life in only bring about death. They give a temporary, short time pleasure, only to bring about death in the end.

Others will look towards good things, such as helping others out for life. Regardless of how good something is on this earth, it is only temporary and will not bring about true life.

True life can only be found in Jesus, God’s Son.

Anything short of believing in and following Jesus brings only death. Many people go to church and can quote the bible, but do not believe in Jesus as their Savior. They are living according to the works or deeds, not faith in Jesus.

In truth they are rejecting Jesus, the only one who can truly save them and give them true life. God is giving mankind mercy in providing life through Jesus. People have to choose to follow or reject Him for life or death.

You are going through life right now making daily choices. Your life may be one that is going well or it may be a difficult struggle.

The real question is which life are you really searching for. It is easy to find the temporary life of this world, but it only ends in death. Put your complete trust in Jesus as your Savior, so that you will know what true life is, regardless of whether you live or die on this earth.

Choosing to trust in Jesus is the greatest decision you will have to make, because it brings eternal life, not death.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will believe in and follow Jesus with all of your life; that you will know the true life God provides you; and that God will strengthen you to turn away from the death the world offers.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Reject All Evil

Reject every kind of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Those who live in the world by the world’s standards do not have any real solid standard to live by. In theory the world says that there is a right and wrong, good and bad. However, the world does not have any standard that is solid to determine what is right or wrong.

Most live by the standard of if it works and feels good right now, without harming any one else immediately, it is acceptable. It does not matter if it may hurt oneself or someone else later, as long as it does not immediately hurt now.

As Paul is closing out his letter to the Thessalonians, he tells them to reject every kind of evil.

God has a standard that He has laid down since the beginning with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. It is a standard of holiness, that has not changed since the beginning of time. His standard of holiness is the same as with Adam, no sin, no evil.

Sadly, many in the church have not lived by God’s standards, they have accepted some evil in their lives. Many live by standards that God has called evil and wrong while at the same time claiming to believe in and follow Jesus.

Sinful activities are accepted and even promoted by some ‘believers’. Telling lies, cheating, stealing, murder and many other things are done by believers who turn a blind eye to God’s holy standard of living.

Those who are truly following Jesus will reject every kind of evil. Not just the extreme gross end of evil, but all evil. They will make choices to have no part in sinful activities or teachings in any way, whether simple or complex. They will live by God’s holy standard.

Each day you live, you have choices of how you will live to make. You have to choose whether you will live according to the sinful ways of this world, or by God’s holy standard. You have to choose whether you will reject every kind of evil that attempts to be in your life, or will you choose to accept that evil.

God always makes a way to keep from all sin and evil, but it is up to you to choose the correct way to stay away from evil. Will you reject or accept evil that presents itself to you?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will turn to God and away from all sin; that God will guide you in rejecting evil that presents itself to you; and that you will live a holy and pure life before God in all areas of your life.