EVERYDAY LIFE WITH JESUS CHRIST
OCT 13, 2018.
TOPIC : WHY MANY CHRISTIAN WILL MISS HEAVEN
All professing Christians are agreed, in theory at least, that it is the bounden duty of those who bear His name to honor and glorify Christ in this world.
But as to how this is to be done, as to what He requires from us to this end, there is wide difference of opinion.
Many suppose that honoring Christ simply means to join some “church,” take part in and support its various activities. Others think that honoring Christ means to speak of Him to others and be diligently engaged in “personal work.”
Others seem to imagine that honoring Christ signifies little more than making liberal financial contributions to His cause.
Few indeed realize that Christ is honored only as we live holily unto Him, and that, by walking in subjection to His revealed will. Few indeed really believe that word, “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1 Sam. 15:22).
We are not Christians at all unless we have fully surrendered to and “received Christ Jesus the Lord” (Col. 2:6). We would plead with you to ponder that statement diligently.
Satan is deceiving many today by leading them to suppose that they are savingly trusting in “the finished work” of Christ while their hearts remain unchanged and self still rules their lives. Listen to God’s Word: “Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not your statutes” (Ps. 119:155).
Do you really seek His statutes”? Do you diligently search His Word to discover what He has commanded? “He that says, I know Him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4). What could be plainer than that?
“And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Obedience to the Lord in life, not merely glowing words from the lips, is what Christ requires.
What a searching and solemn word is that in James 1:22: “Be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”!
There are many “hearers” of the Word, regular hearers, reverent hearers, interested hearers; but alas, what they hear is not incorporated into the life: it does not regulate their way. And God says that they who are not doers of the Word are deceiving their own selves!
Alas, how many such there are in Christendom today! They are not downright hypocrites, but deluded. They suppose that because they are so clear upon salvation by grace alone they are saved.
They suppose that because they sit under the ministry of a man who has “made the Bible a new book” to them they have grown in grace. They suppose that because their store of biblical knowledge has increased they are more spiritual.
They suppose that the mere listening to a servant of God or reading his writings is feeding on the Word. Not so! We “feed” on the Word only when we personally appropriate, masticate and assimilate into our lives what we hear or read.
Where there is not an increasing conformity of heart and life to God’s Word, then increased knowledge will only bring increased condemnation. “And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes” (Luke 12:47).
Prayer : I receive power to be the doers of the word of God in Jesus Christ name.
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