Are you burdened and feel pressed down by your everyday life? Is the responsibilities and the load of your life, work, family, home, money, etc… seem to weigh you down and even drag you down into despair? Is there a purpose for all this? Will there be an end to it all? Will good come to you through all of this? Is it true what is said, “all things work together for good.” Is there really a Heaven waiting at the end of this long tunnel of life? Is there a reward for enduring everything we have to endure?
More accurately someone might ask, “have I been good enough, done enough, or am I worthy to go to Heaven?” Well, are you good and worthy of such a reward?
Take a honest look at these next questions and find out. Have you ever told a lie and or stolen anything that was not yours? If so that would make you a liar and a thief. Have you ever cursed God (God da**it) or used his name as a cuss word (OMG, JC)? That is called blasphemy and is very serious in Gods eyes, and that would make you a Blasphemer. Have you ever hated someone? Jesus said, “If you hate someone you have committed Murder in your heart already.” Matthew 5:21-26. Have you lusted after someone? Jesus also said, “If you look upon someone to lust after them you have committed adultery in your heart already.” Matthew 5:27-30. You would be at least a murderer and adulterer at heart. Have you coveted someones possessions; wanting something you don’t have, Not honored your father and mother, worshiping anything other than God?
These are all from God’s Law the Ten Commandments. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 If you are honest you have broken every one of them and so have I.
We are not “Good”! We are criminals in Gods eyes! And we deserve our just punishment. Guilty with no hope! Even the good we try to do to please God, would be like trying to bribe the judge! And we all know it! Because God has given us a Conscience that bears witness against us!
It is no wonder we feel this massive weight upon us everyday! Because of the immense weight of our daily sins that have been piling up upon us, the judgement that we deserve is pressing us down more and more every day, as we continue to sin! WHAT ARE WE TO DO? WHO WILL SAVE US FROM THIS WEIGHT OF SIN AND THE JUDGMENT TO COME?
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ having been offered once to bear the sin of many,” Hebrews 9:27 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is Eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23 “But God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life” John 3:16
God sent his son Jesus to the earth 2000 years ago to be born as a baby and grow and live as a man. He lived a perfect sinless life, he never displeased his Father in Heaven. He intentionally; for you and me went to the cross, was beaten, suffered, died, and took the complete Wrath of God upon himself for your sins and mine. He rose again on the third day defeating sin and death that you may live!
Someday you will die and you will stand before the Judge who is God. You will be found guilty and be sentenced to Hell a place where the Fire does not go out and the Worm does not die FOR ALL ETERNITY!! Where there is Anguish, Crying, Wailing, and Gnashing of teeth! How do we escape such a torment? I don’t want you to go there!!
Right now! God offers you forgiveness, right now God offers you life and salvation and relief from the weight of all of your sins! He offers it to you as a FREE gift. But what you MUST do is confess your many sins and wicked ways. Repent of them turning completely away from them and turning to Jesus for your only hope. Completely and totally putting your trust and faith in Him who can save you from Hell!
What is more important than your eternal soul?!? These pleasures and earthly happiness on this earth are so short and fleeting. How they drift away and are blown like the dust of the air. How they wither so quickly like the flower in the heat of the sun. If you have read this far, maybe it is for a Purpose. I plead with you to consider carefully your life and how short it is and Eternity and how long it is!
“And we know that for those Who love God All things work together for Good, for those Who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28