The Path Less Chosen

Have you ever went for a walk in the woods completely unfamiliar with the terrain, but at the same time confident of your sense of direction?

I went for a walk like this one time and as I walked the unfamiliar hills and woods I followed many twists, turns, and decisions on which way to go.

At one point thinking I was going the right way, I was not and in fact I was going another way. The land with all its hills, valleys, curves, with the turning and twisting river, seemed to make sense to my sense of direction. In my mind the river went out and around the land like a peninsula.

I had never seen this part of the woods before, so I went out in my confidence to see and explore this new place. But then I didn’t find what I expected, I found myself where I started. The river was straight and my path was crooked. I was wrong!!

How about you? Your life? Where are you going? Do you think your way is right? Are you going in a circle, always back where you started? Doing the same wrong things. Have you lied? Have you stolen anything that wasn’t yours? Do you know that makes you a lying thief?

Have you ever hated anyone or lusted after someone? Jesus said if you hate someone you have committed murder in your heart already and if you lust after someone you have committed adultery already in your heart.

These things you do, it is called sin, you’re breaking His Law and sinning against God.

“For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.

Someday we all will die and we will have to face God on Judgement Day, He is the Supreme Judge! You have broken his Law and He will judge you by His Law the Ten Commandments.

It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27

The Truth is You will be found guilty!! Do you know this? But He is gracious. He has provided a way to be forgiven.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved Ephesians 2:4-5

Jesus came as a man who was God in human form. 2000 years ago He came and died for your sins to take the punishment that you deserve. To take the complete Wrath of God and the punishment you deserve for all your life full of sins, to save you from an eternity of suffering in Hell.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form,

He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Now he offers you the forgiveness of your sins but you need to confess and repent of them, turning away from your life of sin, stop running around in a circle, going back to your sin.

And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ (Jesus) would suffer, He thus fulfilled. 

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, Acts 3:17-20

Trust in Him, trust in Jesus for your salvation for the only way for forgiveness of sins.

Pick up that bible start reading in the Book of John.

Cry out to God to save you.

How long will He be gracious to you and allow you to continue in your crooked ways?

Will he give you years? Months? Day? Hours? You don’t know if tomorrow will come.

  2 comments for “The Path Less Chosen

  1. mrsevearitt
    November 20, 2019 at 10:52 am

    My husband was talking with a homeless man a couple of weeks ago and gave him the Gospel…he told my husband he’d get saved when he is ready. 🙁 Sad. Just like your post says we are not guaranteed tomorrow.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 20, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Yes it is very sad those who hear the gospel but then turn to do their own thing.

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