How many times have you feared those words in your past when someone (usually your parents or guardians) shouted them because you were doing something you should not have been? How many times have you tried to run away because you know you are going to be caught?
All of us continue to get things wrong at some stage in our lives, whether we are giving in to temptation or giving in to peer pressure, we go off the rails and find ourselves on the wrong end of the consequences of our actions! I guess that is why they are known as consequences to us! God would rather we got everything right all of the time but lets face it, we don't and we continue to get things wrong.
This is why Jesus did what He did a couple of thousand years ago. He knew we would get things wrong so He created a way in which we can escape the final consequences; but in order to get there we have to do something.
No it's not arduous, but it is life changing. We need to turn away from the constant lies and corruption and turn toward the truth. If we accept Jesus has done this for our sake and we ask Him to help us out - He has already promised He will help us out!
I recently installed #AutoTweetNG on my devotional sites which means a tweet is automatically posted when a new devotional is made available... It works fine on my other site, but the link at the bottom of the article has not been working on #JustBread posts. I hope this fixes it otherwise I have to go in and edit every post afterwards (serves me right for being lazy!)
Do you think your life is a bit too busy to care about things like God or religion? Do you think it is a waste of time reading old books like the bible?
I challenge you to set aside just five minutes each day and read through one of these devotionals. We probably spend more time than this pressing the snooze button on our phones or alarm clocks than we do reading up about God!
These devotionals are not designed to give you a half hour study in the bible or to challenge scholars as to how they should look at the bible; I simply want people to spend a tiny fraction of their day in a way which would please God. Stop and ready the three or four sentences which are written each day. Nothing too challenging and certainly not enough to read for five minutes worth... just spend the rest of the five minutes thinking about what you have read.
May our Awesome God bless you and keep you today and always!