May 20

TODAY IS…

the ideal day to heed God’s warnings.

“Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”  Genesis 6:22 NIV

Millions of people claim to have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior and further claim to believe that He is the light that will lead us to life everlasting if we follow simple rules of decency and morality.

And then we go on with our daily lives as if we never spent one minute reading the word of God.

We approach a homeless person on the sidewalk or in our car and we cross the street or roll up the window so we don’t have to deal with them. We search the internet for juicy tidbits of wrongdoing by someone we know and then gossip about them with others. We hide secrets of sinful behavior from our friends, our families, and our spouses. We ignore opportunities to do the right thing, we engage in inappropriate conversations, we sin in a lot of little ways and maybe a few big ways. But sin is sin and not heeding God’s admonishments to avoid sin is not wise.

Has it really become so difficult for us to live decent, moral, loving lives? Has the world become so decadent that immorality is the accepted norm? Do the repeated instructions issued by God fall on deaf ears?

Do we think God is making it up when He tells us that the final judgment on the way each one of us lives our life is coming?

Sometimes we act like we don’t believe that we will be judged, but God makes it very clear throughout the Bible that this will happen. So why do we ignore His warning? Are we so spiritually immature that we think God’s warnings apply to everyone but us?

Disobedience to God might be understandable in some way if God’s instructions to us were complicated or unreasonable. But how complicated is the instruction to love each other and treat each other as we would wish to be treated? And how unreasonable is it to ask people to exhibit maturity and decency in their words and their actions?

God’s instructions to us are neither unreasonable nor complicated. If there are complications in our lives, we probably put them there or invited them in.

Live happier, healthier lives with fewer complications and a lot more joy by heeding God’s warnings and following His instructions and today is the ideal day to start.

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Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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