To those who are already walking the path to righteousness, to those who are saved and truly do love GOD and His son Jesus. I have a question.
What do you say to those who complain about GOD not being there when they need HIM? And then get made at GOD because HE is not answering them? Did thy have a good relationship with GOD so that they would have a better understanding as to what was going on?
Even though we who are true Christians do not to lean on our own understanding we ARE guided by the LORD as best as we can. For we ALL are sinners believers or not. This is why GOD sent HIS son JESUS to save all who believe in HIM.
When I hear how some people us GOD as a tool , I remember how these same people have turned their back on GOD. Not letting HIM into their very lives. Not truly believing in HIM . Not loving GOD. Living their lives in the way how they want to that is the way of this fallen world from the 1st sin that was committed by man kind.
Loving the sin that will keep them out of heaven. Not committing to GOD and accepting JESUS as their savior. Loving the sin that GOD hates. GOD does like sin, it is evil from the very one that was kicked out of heaven and is tempting all of mankind so that those that turn from GOD or wont listen to HIM wont get into heaven either!
Think about it. If you want nothing to do with GOD, you love to live the life of a “Wild seed”. GOD is instructing us not to do that which is evil in HIS sight so we can go to live with HIM in HIS heaven where there is unconditional love and peace and joy and knowing that you are safe and blessed to be with GOD and HIS son JESUS at HIS side on the throne. I want that.
GOD does not want anyone to perish into the lake of fire.
2 Peter 3:99
The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
See , when we turn away rom GOD and do not read the scripture that was made to teach us and guide us in our daily lives. You would not understand that GOD does not need us, but WE need HIM. GOD had the chosen men of the day to write the scrolls and teach the life instructions that many have learned and keep it passed down to their children.
Turning away from GOD and leaving HIM in your back pocket as a tool to use when you need HIM is disrespectful. You yourself would not want to feel used. So do not do this to the one and only true living GOD od all heaven and earth.
We all need to have a good strong relationship with GOD and HIS son JESUS at ALL times. In the good times and in the bad.
1 Peter 4:12-14
Suffering as a Christian
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory[a] and of God rests upon you.
Even in those days, we who love the LORD JESUS suffered. It is the same evil but with a different face that annoys all who are lovers of all that is right and good, GOD and HIS son JESUS!
This is just a small sample of what JESUS went through and the definition of the word persecution I got from #GOOGLE.
hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.“her family fled religious persecution”
persistent annoyance or harassment.“his persecution at the hands of other students”