Monday, January 20, 2014

Stay on the path.

Job 24:13 Wicked people rebel against the light. They refuse to acknowledge its ways. They will not stay in its paths.

One of the ways in which you can determine the real status of someone’s heart before God is how well they stay the course of faith. Anyone who keeps wandering off the path of faith and into a sinful life pattern does not have saving faith. Everyone stumbles and falls, but the child of God stands a whole lot more than he falls. He is able to make progress in his struggles to overcome sin. He is able to grow in his understanding of spiritual things. He strives to live a godly life.

Those who rebel against the light are wicked in their heart. These are people who refuse to live in the light they are shown. They stay in the darkness of sin instead of coming to the light. These people love the darkness instead of the light. They turn off the light so that it doesn’t shine in their darkness.

In fact, the wicked in heart even refuse to acknowledge that there is light. They acknowledge that there are many paths to heaven instead of one way. They scorn those who claim that Jesus is the only way to heaven. They may even deny that Jesus is God. They do not acknowledge God’s Word as being absolute truth. They strive to undermine the Word. They stubbornly try to be good enough for heaven without heaven’s help.

Be careful who you hang out with. The wicked will lead you away from God if you aren’t paying attention to your soul. The path of the wicked is no good for you. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and do not deviate from His path. Diligently protect your soul, because Satan is a master at chipping away at faith. If you embrace sin in any way, it can be lethal to your soul.

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