How is it that there are so many who attend church every week, and yet they do not do the things the Lord commands? Week after week they go and worship the Lord, giving Him praise with their lips, but then later they go away and curse, hate, lie, steal, and gain wealth for themselves. Not looking with compassion and helping the homeless, broken, addicted, afflicted, and most of all the lost. Those who have not heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Building up treasures in Heaven.
Think about yourself, do you truly know the Lord? Are you following and obeying His commands? Because Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15
Do you go from your place of worship and walk in the ways of the Lord to help others and seek to do good to them? Because if you do not, you are lying to yourself and to God. You are not walking in the light of the Truth.
1 John 1:6-7 says, 6 “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Consider your ways, think about your daily actions, words, thoughts, and motivations of your heart. Are they righteous, would they please the Lord? Remember, you live in a spiritual world. With both angels and demons present everywhere, waging war over your soul!
The Lord as well, stands right next to you every moment of the day, watching you and taking note of every thought and action you make. If you could realize this very thing, how much more careful would you be to obey and follow His Law, and stop sinning.
Understand what the scriptures say. 9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 1 John 2:9-11
Judge yourself in truth and honesty. Look at yourself in the mirror of God’s Law and see if you are walking in the fruits of the Spirit; “ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;”
If you are breaking His Law; you shall not lie, steal, lust, hate, covet, blaspheme God’s name, and more and you are not walking in the Spirit daily. This is a clear sign that you are not known by God, you are not changed from darkness to light, and you are not saved!
Fall on your knees and repent today! Turning away from your sins and follow and obey God in everything. Judge yourself with righteous and sober judgment, that you may be found in the faith and then walk in the truth of the Word that you may please the Lord as He watches you day by day.
30 “As for you, son of man, your people who talk together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, say to one another, each to his brother, ‘Come, and hear what the word is that comes from the Lord.’
31 And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain. 32 And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it. 33 When this comes—and come it will!—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”