Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jer. 17:9-10 God searches every heart and examines every motive.

Jer. 17:9-10  “The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I know! I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”

If we are honest about it, most people do not have a clue as to just how bad the human heart really is without Christ.  Most people see themselves in a much better light than God sees them.  Most look at others and consider themselves just as good, or better, than them.  Most do not see themselves as bad people.  They believe that they are good enough just as they are and when they die they will go to heaven. 

God does not see us the same way that we see ourselves.  He knows what the heart is really like behind our “goodness” or persona.  He looks at the heart and if He does not see the righteousness of Christ blanketing it, condemns the soul to hell.  He knows that without Christ no one can ever be good enough for heaven for the heart is by nature sinful and deserving of hell. 

God searches every heart and examines every motive.  He knows the reason why we do what we do and judges us accordingly.  He does not cater to our sins.  He has shown us clearly how we can get rid of our sins and be good enough for heaven.  He has given us opportunity to chose whether or not we will accept the righteousness of Christ as our own or depend on our own.  Because He loves us, God provided a way for us to get rid of our sins, Jesus.  Only Jesus can forgive and take away our sins.  Each day lived without Christ is one day closer to an eternity in hell. 

God declares very clearly and boldly that we will get what we deserve.  Our living will either affirm our belief in Him or it will betray what we profess to believe.  We will be judged not by what we believe, but how we live.  Faith without the works proving it is not saving faith.  Saving faith is holy living.  Without it, no one will see God. 

It is impossible to fool God.  You will get exactly what you deserve when you die, heaven or hell.  The choice is yours to make.  Choose today whom you will serve.  As for me, I choose to live in Christ and go to heaven when I die.  Will I see you there?

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