Life is short in case you haven’t noticed. We needn’t worry about that because God Himself knows the very number of our days. But there is a catch. You may not believe it, but you are a created being. You also may not believe that you are NOT perfect. How can that be? — its called free will, and we wouldn’t have it any other way, but along with free will comes responsibility. And our failure to be responsible at times in life has placed an enmity between us an our creator. In fact our very failure to recognize Him for who He is is a reflection of our pride and arrogance.
But He loved us. He even took on our humanity and came here in our form to show us about that love, and this even when we who were created by Him rejected Him. You say: “but when did I reject Him? We are going to look into that.
He knew that this would happen and yet He came anyway. He knew that there were some who would receive Him, and for those He was willing to die. But He loved even more than just those. He loved all and still loves all who were and are rejecting Him, even though He knew that most of them never would receive Him for who He is.
But unfortunately He will hold you accountable even if you have never darkened the door of a Church building. And it’s so interesting that you know this almost from birth. Even a child knows as they are choosing wrong that there is a difference in what they do and what they should not do. There is right and wrong written in the conscience of man. Rebellion is in the heart of man. The right to chose is also in the heart of man.
[B]ecause what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:19-20 KJV
Romans chapter one is ignored and misunderstood and that even often by preachers. We begin our life with God. He knows us in the very womb. We are marvelously and wonderfully created.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:14-16 KJV
God was there with you when you were created forming you loving you fearfully making you.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:20-21 KJV
Within the heart of every man is the knowledge of God. In the womb before your birth you knew Him:
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13 KJV
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Rom. 3:23 KJV
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:21 KJV
Every man’s heart has been darkened by sin, yes even yours and mine. But the scripture teaches us that there is a difference between the wise man and the foolish. The wise man even though he knows that he is a sinner fears and respects God, and Proverbs tells us that this is the beginning of wisdom. The foolish man says in his heart “there is no God.”
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:22-25 KJV
The greatest sin, other than the rejection of Messiah Jesus, for man today is the ignoring of God Himself and the worship of His own creation, of which they themselves are a part. They knew Him in His creation but they no longer know Him and refuse to worship Him.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Romans 1:24 KJV
I spoke in a previous post about God’s involvement in the hardening of man’s heart in this life. He does that to those who have hardened their own hearts against His good news.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 KJV
If you have read this far, and somewhere inside of you there is a stirring then for you there is still hope. God has not yet, given you over to a deluding influence. But don’t allow this moment to pass. Call out to Messiah for He loves you, and will come and sup with you and you with Him in your inner man. For He has redeemed His people from their rebellion against Him, and paid for their sins. His name is Jesus, which means savior.