Have you ever thought, “this life is so difficult and confusing, I wish there was an instruction manual on how to live life?” Did you know that there is an instruction manual for life? God, Himself has left us His Word, the Bible as an instruction book that you may know how to live in such a way that honors Him.
If you have a question about anything, go to the Bible, go to the Word of God. It has an answer to every question you could ever ask. To every problem known to man. The Lord has given you His Word to instruct, teach, guide, discipline, and correct you in every conceivable way.
Most importantly, it will guide you on how to have your sins forgiven, how to receive the love of God, and salvation from the consequences of those sins.
There is no greater or more comprehensive book that will guide and direct the path of your life to true success, than the Bible. When I say true success I mean true righteous endeavors, upon the path God planned for you.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Every word written in the Bible is the words given by Jesus, spoken through the Holy Spirit to those who wrote it down. Every page in the Old Testament points forward to Jesus Christ and every word written in the New Testament points back to Jesus Christ.
He is the source of salvation and how to be connected to God. He is the focal point of the Bible. His words are true, wise, practical, and profound. Is He speaking to your heart, listen to what He has to say.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”
And He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28
What does it mean when He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself?” In this statement, the lawyer gives a complete summary of the entire Bible. It is a complete instruction manual on how you are to live. If you love God, you will love others.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17
Every commandment that the Lord has given, can be summed up in that statement. If you do this, you will live, and you will desire to not break His commandments such as lie, steal, murder, covet, commit idolatry, adultery, and more. This also is exactly what Jesus has said at a different time.
And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
If you love the Lord you will love others. If you honor the Lord you will honor others. If you seek to obey the Lord you will obey His commands and do good to others. In every way you can imagine, the Word of God will lead, guide, and direct your steps if you are willing to let it and listen to His instruction.
Then if you listen to the Lord and do what He commands your thoughts, words, and actions toward all mankind will be good and acceptable to Him.
If you do not know, only obeying the Lord’s rules and laws will not save you, Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. Trusted only in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior with genuine repentance, through faith, and He promises to give you the best gift of all, eternal life.
For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:5-10
If you are reading this and you have realized you have tried everything else but have not read the Bible or trusted completely in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Do it today. Repent and turn away from your sinful lifestyle.
Hell is real and it is the wages you earn for a sinful way of life. It is not a party where you will have fun with all your friends, that is a lie. It is a horrible place of punishment and I do not want you to go there.
Your eternal soul is at stake and I care for you, though I do not know you. This is why I am reaching out to you with the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
But if you do turn to Him, not only will God forgive you, show you love, and mercy. He will lead you on the path of life that brings eternal rewards. Through the Word of God, He will guide you every step of the way.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10
What is most important is to realize that you have broken God’s Law, the Ten Commandments. Who has not lied, stolen, lusted, hated, coveted, disobeyed their parents, and not loved God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength? You are a criminal in God’s eyes because of this.
But God loves you so much, that He sent Jesus to die on the cross for you. You broke the Law but Jesus paid your fine. He has made a way that your case can be dismissed. But you have to repent and turn from your sins. You have to follow and obey Jesus for the rest of your life, with full faith and trust.
If He is speaking to you today, I would encourage you not to delay. Don’t wait, repent and believe in Jesus for your salvation. Then pick up the Bible and start reading the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to start. Go to this website thesoulsower.com and read the Gospel messages and Food for the Soul so that you may know and understand God’s Word more clearly. God bless you.