Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Living a good and righteous life before the Lord- pt6


2. God Now Has His Laws Written Into Man's Hearts

Not only did God the Father lay out the basic laws and commandments that He wants all of us to live by, but He has even gone one step further. He now has His laws actually written into the hearts of men, along with causing their conscience to actually bear witness to all of it.

In other words, we all have God's laws written into our hearts and we all know basic right from basic wrong when we are old enough to fully understand what it is all about. That is why the unsaved sinner will have no excuse on his day of judgment with the Lord. He will know, without any shadow of a doubt, that all of his sins were wrong and that they were going against the will and ways of God. As a result, he will not be able to plead any type of ignorance on his day of judgment with the Lord.

Here are 6 very serious verses about God's laws and why we are to take all of them very, very seriously in this life. The first verse is the one that will tell you that God the Father has His basic laws written into the hearts of men.

  1. "... who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness ..." (Romans 2:15)
  2. "... I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." (Romans 7:7)
  3. "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." (James 4:17)
  4. "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin." (John 15:22)
  5. "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live ..." (Deuteronomy 30:19)
  6. "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)

First notice that God has to give us His laws. If He does not tell us what He will be expecting from us, then we will not know for certain what real sin is. But once we do have these laws from God, then we will know for certain what sin is and then He will expect all of us to stay away from it and abide by His commandments. That is why no one will have any type of excuse on their day of judgment with the Lord, as we will all know for certain what is wrong and sinful before the eyes of God.

The second last verse from Deuteronomy is another in-your-face type of verse. In this verse God is telling all of us how it is going to be in this life whether we like it or not. He has laid out for us all the ways in which He will want us to live in this life and what we are to stay away from in this life.

All in all, God is setting before each one of us a choice to make in this life - either we choose God and follow His ways and commandments, or we choose to disobey Him, go our own way and then end up reaping eventual death when it is all said and done. In other words, it is either God's way or the highway for each one of our lives. There are no middle or neutral grounds with the way this specific verse is being worded by the Lord.

The very last verse will then put the icing on this entire cake. This last verse seems to be talking about our salvation in the Lord. If it is, then the majority of people who have lived on this earth are not going to be making it into heaven. We obviously will not know for sure what percentage of the human race is going to end up making it into heaven until we get there, but with the words in the last verse stating that "there are few who find it," this leads me to believe that the majority of the human race is not going to end up making it into heaven when it is all said and done.

This last verse in particular has been one of the most bothersome and troubling in all of Scripture for me, as I cannot see how to interpret this verse in any other way other than God is referring to our salvation in Him and what is awaiting all of us at the end of our lives. He is flat out telling us that many people will be choosing the wide and broad way in this life, which is obviously a life of sin and going against the will and ways of God. The straight and narrow road represents the road that God wants all of us to travel on, which is a road of His will and His ways for our lives.

As we look out upon this world and all of the people we can see, we can easily see who is trying to travel on the straight and narrow road that God wants all of us to travel on and those who are out there traveling on their own wide and broad roads. The people who are traveling on their own wide and broad roads are out there doing anything and everything they want in the flesh and they do not care who they end up hurting or running over in the process. But sooner or later all of their wide and broad roads will eventually end and they will then have to face God Almighty Himself for their own final judgments and final fate.

Again, this last verse could not be more scary, more alarming and more in our face with how God wants us to live in this life. That is why I had the title of this article to read, "Living a Good and Righteous Life Before the Lord," so you will know exactly how God wants all of us to live in this life and what He will be expecting from all of us as we journey through this life.




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