Again we saw in Virginia Beach how the value of life means nothing to some people. Too bad most don’t think about how they will have to answer to God for what they’ve done. A lot of Christians will blame the lack of God in this country while others will blame the guns. But the one true culprit is the person who used the weapon to harm others.
And who’s to say this guy wasn’t someone who attended church. Too often we play at being a Christian more than we live like one.
I recall the ending of the movie God’s Not Dead (spoiler). When the professor was dying, he was asked several times if he believed Jesus was his Lord and Savior. Several times he basically said no, and then right before he died he said yes. All I could think of was no you don’t. You’re just hedging your bets in the hopes you don’t end up in hell if God turns out to be real.
A lot of Christians live the same way. They attend church, play the good Christian on Sunday, then go right back to living a sinful life once they leave the sanctuary.
According to Romans 10:9-10, If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. Did you miss the second part? It’s not just about saying it. You must believe it. And if you truly believe it, you live it.
Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another. – J.E.B. Spredemann, author
Too many want to go out and live their lives with no thought of the consequences. Not all end up killers but they do end up sinners. Even those who attend church on Sunday. We see it all the time where Jesus is left in the pew to keep the seat warm while the parishioner heads home to her live-in boyfriend.
We must not only say Jesus is Lord, but we must believe it in our hearts. That means living like we believe it. While we’re never going to be perfect, our actions should always speak louder than our words.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know and I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.