“God Takes Care of Those who Take Care of Themselves”
This is just one example of sayings or slogans people use to justify the daily lives.
I heard a wonderful sermon by Pastor Scott Nelson of Morning Star Church in Salem, Oregon this last Sunday. I will be quoting some of his thoughts to help you understand how dangerous it is to live by these sayings.
“God will take care of those who take care of themselves.”
Think about that. Is that saying that he will not take care of those who can not take care of themselves? God doesn’t choose who needs taken care of. He loves us all and helps each of us to live a life that is there to glorify His name. We shouldn’t be trying to convince pe0ple that if they only tried to take care of themselves, then God would help them more.
“My God doesn’t judge!”
Really? Imagine a world were there is no judgment. Everyone doing what they want with no consequences. Actually God is the perfect judge. He is the only supreme court judge, and disciplines out of love.
Am earthly father does the same doesn’t he? he loves his children, but if they do something wrong, he also disciplines them out of love.
“My God lets me do what ever I want.”
This is a like combination of several religions put into one pot of soup. It’s like a person in a school cafeteria, with a tray, going along and picking out what they want to eat. They will have a variety of choices.
“Truth is in the eyes of the beholder.”
Many people like this one because they are saying that what I do may not be right for you but it is for me. We live in a very diverse world today. People are popping up with their own little ideas what their religion should be, and they live by it.
I have same very sad news. None of these choices will lead you to Heaven. There is only one way to get to Heaven, and it is so much easier, and less confusing than all of these choices. All you have to do is confess your sins to God and ask Him itno your heart, and you have eternal life. Remember that is the opposite of eternal death. I will not go there. I will let you figure that out.
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