Who you love and who you serve determines the outcome of your life on earth and in the future. We need to be mindful and look carefully at all the delicacies of this world that the devil is dangling before our eyes, that is allowing us to take our eyes off the Creator. Most of us have allowed the lust of the eyes to make us want and desire the things of the world so much that we don’t see God. The lust of the flesh lures us into activities and acts that displeases God. It is pride of life that got the devil doomed for hell and has got us looking at ourselves instead of God. By succumbing to the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life we end up pleasing ourselves instead of God, which is not loving or serving Him.
For most of us prayers are not answered and we don’t get the desires of our hearts, because we don’t faithfully and earnestly obey His commandments. In these latter days the most important commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and to serve Him in the same manner (Deuteronomy 11:13). The key command here is to love and serve, with your heart, and not lip service. Matthew 15:8-9 tells us,
“These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
People have failed to realize that the devil has turned up the desires, wants, and cravings of the things of the world to the point where it’s irresistible. It has come to the point where most people (if not all) are thinking of self, and what we want instead of what God wants; which is idolizing ourselves and the things of the world over the Creator of everything. Listen, you can’t serve two masters. Matthew 6:24 says,
“No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, you can’t serve God and money ( or things).”
And that’s the truth, whether you like it or not.
God wants us to have nice things. People love to say, “Of course He does, and I am one of the first ones who will join the line for those nice things.” But God did not tell us to love the things He gives us more than Him, nor put it before Him, because then you will not be serving and loving Him as you should. In 1 John 2:15 God was specific and precise in His message, which says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world; If any man love the world, the love of the Father(God) is not in Him.” If you want to debate that, then go talk to God. He said it. I just follow and repeat it.
When you desperately want and desire the things of the world it becomes an idol that lures us from God, because we are never satisfied so it occupies our thoughts, our time, our love, and service for God, and all it does is kindle His anger and wrath. Then you want to wonder why God allows certain things to happen, well stop wondering, you got the answer, you have awakened His anger, and triggered off His wrath. Listen if you are His child and get caught up in His wrath you have nothing to fear if you are loving and serving Him wholeheartedly. The rain falls on the just, and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). And as a child of God you know where you are going. There is no need to be troubled, because Jesus went to prepare a place for us, as we read in John 14:2.
When disaster hits you like a ton of bricks, you better put on the belt of truth, and examine yourself from head to toe, to make sure you are in right standing with God. Check your surroundings and the people around you, just to make sure everyone is on the right path, and not inviting unwanted guests in God’s presence. Listen, you don’t want to be left out in the cold all alone, because the fire will burn you if you don’t turn your life around. Don’t be stupid believing that because God said, He will never leave or forsake you, that He is going to follow you where it is not Holy or righteous, especially if you don’t love or serve Him.
God does not go where He is not welcome. When He shows up the devil has to flee. So for Him to work with and on you. You need to be washed by the blood of the Lamb that was slain for us. It takes repentance and the acceptance of the Lamb, God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ who came to take away the sins of the world, and did. For starters go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. All praises, glory, honor, and thanks go to, our Eternal King, our Immortal King, the invisible, and only wise God who has used me, His humble servant to minister to His children. May He give us all the spiritual tools necessary to receive his word in Jesus name, amen.