Ephesians 2.1-6 describes, it wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
We have to decide what we believe about ourselves and God for what we believe about these things determines how we live, and how we live, if there really is a God, determines our eternal destiny.
The worldview taught in our government schools is that we are a random cosmic accident, matter that somehow formed from nothing exploding into the creation of everything. This origin leads to a destiny of no real meaning or purpose other than personal pleasure and gain.
This worldview is reinforced through every facet of public medium, filling our minds with unbelief about God and disobedience to His commands. The result of such living is evident everywhere: chaos, injustice, evil.
God however, the One True God, in all the noise has sought to make Himself known to us. He has had recorded for all time, in the Scriptures, so all people can know His works, His ways and His will and so that we can have a relationship with Him and work with Him to see His will done on earth as it is in heaven.
He Himself has come to us in Jesus the Lord and Savior in order to personalize His message and His example so that we can know Him and do what is pleasing in His sight. The Bible explains clearly who we are, who God is and what we are to do and be. It’s message is not at all like the message we see on the internet or hear from the university or even other religions.
What we believe about ourselves and God will determine our eternity if there really is a God, for the God of the Bible has declared that all people will stand before Him and give account to Him for how they have lived in accordance to His commands.
2 Replies to “What You Think Determines How You Live”
You can tell what a person believes by how he lives.
Our life’s focus is either God or “idols” but not both.
Good words. Thanks