Ro 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
In my last post I wrote about self deception. This post is a follow up on how to self check on where we stand. There are way too many professing Christians who claim to belong to Christ but their actions are those of this world. They are understood to be hypocrites because they say one thing but their actions betray their hearts. Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice and they follow me.” John 10:27 When rebellion and stubbornness consistently override obedience, one of two things must be true. Either the continued rebellion will bring a course correction through some form of correction or there is no correction at all which means that there has been no new birth and Satan is still their father.
Matthew 6:24 and Luke16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. The Scripture is clear that there is no middle of the road in this matter. You are either moving toward the Lord and His ways or you are moving away from Him and charting your own course. To those who are rejecting the Lord and His ways, I ask you this question, How is that working for you? Do you have peace in your heart or is there a restlessness and uncertainty to life as you know it? Is there a nagging question that says, Is this all there is to life? Are you finding that your plans are constantly being frustrated with surprise circumstances that deprive you of your blessings? Could it be that the Lord is trying to turn you from destruction to His grace and blessings?
In the end, it is your choice, so that there is no excuse to miss God’s best. You can have your own way but that choice ends in certain death. Eze 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. That choice is confirmed every time you endorse either righteousness or unrighteousness. There is no such thing as being neutral. You will either love the one and hate the other or you will cleave to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both, God and mammon or unrighteousness.