“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. The Lord works out everything to its proper end–even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:1-2, 4-5)
Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. Who are we pledging our allegiance and commitments to? Is it the Lord? Secular endeavors? Mankind? Self?
Are consequences from our choices and actions leading us down an ungodly path? Are our minds captivated by the ungodly world that we long to give up our commitment to God? If so, read 2 Peter 2:21-22.
Are we studying and meditating so the following scripture does not apply to us? “In fact, by this time we ought to be teachers instead of needing someone to teach us the elementary truths of GOD’s word all over again. (Hebrews 5:12).
Are we seeking loopholes to justify choices that do not have the Lord’s approval? We know from reading Jeremiah 17:9-10 that the heart is deceitful and beyond cure, but the LORD searches the heart and examine the mind to reward each person according to their conduct.
It is imperative to continue in perseverance to run the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finishers of our faith because everyone will give account to God.
I am a Christian cannot be a slogan for there are everlasting consequences for our soul. As a matter of fact, we should not have to tell people we are Christians, instead let them see Whose we are through our seasoned with salt words and behavior.
Let us remove from our lives everything and everyone that hinders our zeal and relationship with God. Reference Scriptures: Romans 6:23; Hebrews 12:1; Ephesians 4:1-32; and Romans 14:12