For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23
You have sinned! You have done things that have absolutely offended the Creator of the Universe. No, that is not me judging you, for I fall under the same condemnation. Suppose every moment of our lives was streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. If no details were left out, we’d be mortified because you and I have hidden sins that we’d never want brought to the light. As soon as Adam and Eve sinned by eating the forbidden fruit, they hid themselves from God (Genesis 3:8). Why? Because it is an uncomfortable thing to stand before the Lord with sin all over you.
He that believeth not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. – John 3:18
All that must be done for you and I to be condemned to hell is nothing. Just keep living your life the way you want and living by what you feel instead of what the Bible says is true. Just keep following your heart like the world constantly tells you to do. But know what the Bible says about the heart: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9).
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
God knew that we’d all live a life unworthy of heaven. He knew it was impossible, so He made a way. He lived the perfect life that you and I couldn’t live. When Christ gave His perfect life willingly on the cross, it opened the door for sinners such as you and I to be forgiven. It made a way for the sin that was leading us to destruction to be reversed. We were no longer drifting downstream to certain death. We have been placed on a true and narrow path to which many saints have traveled before us. It is a sure path to heaven. It doesn’t seem very sure because, so few men and women travel it. The crowd still likes the speed of the crowded inter-states. Jesus makes a simple and clear path that we must walk. Walk with Him, allow Him to hold your hand along the way, for He will never let go.
All who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved. — Romans 10:13
What in the world are you waiting for? What in this world is worth waiting for? What sinful thing in this world is worth going to hell for? There is nothing that you won’t have to give up for the Lord in this life that you won’t eventually have to give up when you enter into hell. Everything this world offers is temporary. God, Jesus, the Lord . . . they are eternal. They last forever! The moment we draw our last breath, we will know exactly how we should have lived.
Call out to Jesus. Give Him your life.
Lord, I lay down my life. I’ve made countless decisions that go against You and against the Holy Scriptures. I call on Your Name . . . the Name of Jesus, who gave His life that I might live. Wash me and make me alive spiritually. Give me a love for You and Your Word. Help me get a firm grasp on the Holy Bible so that it may strengthen me, nourish me, and lead me to do what is right along with the Holy Spirit guiding me. I don’t want to hold on to You, for I will let go. Hold on to me, Lord, for You will never let go.
My prayer is that someone reads this today and makes the best decision they will ever make in this life . . . to follow You, the Living God. I’m going to print three physical copies of this, Lord, and hand it to three people. Use it for Your glory!