The Choice

The good and the bad, the righteous and the wicked, the blameless and the sinners, there is a marked difference. The choice continues.

Psalm 37:18-22: “The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.But the wicked will perish: Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;those the Lord blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be destroyed.”

When we read these comparisons of how God deals with the wicked and the righteous it sure seems like a no-brainer to be on God’s team.

So why do people refuse?

Pride, fear, self-sufficiency, lack of knowledge, lack of understanding? All possible answers. There are a host of others too. Our natural bent is toward evil. Our hearts are desperately wicked. It takes an encounter with Christ to understand our need for Him, but even still our hearts are hard. Do we have friends and relatives who don’t yet know the Lord? Pray for them. Pray that their hard hearts will be changed and they will see Jesus for who He is.

Lord, I want to pray for my friends and family who do not know you. I know that I am no longer in the camp of the wicked, but others are. They desperately need to know You as Savior, so I am bringing their names before You today.

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