This week I was discussing with a friend what we thought was the most terrifying Bible verse or scriptures. Most of the scriptures were centered around salvation. For example Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Scary for some, but a promise for others.
During Our discussion a question was asked “What to you think the scariest scripture in the Bible is for a Christian?” I think one of the scariest scripture is Matthew 7:21-23.
Matthew 7:21-23 Says, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Something to Think about.
You may have done things in the name of Jesus and still may not enter the kingdom of Heaven. This brings me to this point. It is not what you do, BUT is the relationship that gets you into Heaven. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” There’s nothing we can do to earn our way into the kingdom of God. Think about all the Pharisees and religious leaders in the old testament… all the ritual preformed by them and yet they crucified God’s Son! They didn’t have a relationship with Him. Salvation is based on Grace… It’s a free gift from God!
So here’s my question to you… how’s your relationship with God? Maybe you never had a real relationship with God… Or maybe your relationship is not as good as it first was. You may go to Church, give generously to the Ministry, sing in the choir or maybe even a Sunday School teacher. None of these things will save your soul.
Here’s the good news. All you need to do is accept God’s Free gift of salvation. We are all standing on the edge of eternity. None of us are promised another day. So please don’t put this off! There is no better time than the present to start or maybe renew your relationship with God. Take a moment now and dedicate yourself to Christ Our Savior.
Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Please remember this… To enter the Kingdom of Heaven you must have a relationship with God. How’s your relationship with God?
I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you.
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observations. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16