|Last night, I was talking about how much I used to associate with the world. I saw people and situations that were ungodly, and I just sat there and watched them in action. I went to events that I knew did not gratify the spirit or glorify God, and I judged the people there. But then, what made me any better than they were? Who was I to judge them, knowing that I was doing the very thing that I was condemning them for? What was it about the world that I loved so much that I couldn't seem to get away from?
The more that I thought about it, the more I related to the story of Lot. Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities that were on a one way road to hell, but in one of these cities was Lot, a righteous man that God loved. When God decided that he was going to destroy these cities, he asked Lot to gather up his family and belongings and leave at once. [As soon as they brought them out, one of the angels said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you would be swept away.”-Gen. 19:17] Lot’s wife looked back, and she turned into a pillar of salt.
God is calling you and me the same way to flee from the world and never look back. There is nothing in the world that can compare to what we have and can have in Jesus. Look at what happened to Lot’s wife! She turned back because wasn’t ready to completely give up that life. Jesus reminded his disciples of this in Luke 17:32 and warned them that whoever tried to keep his life would lose it, and whoever loses it would preserve it.
I ask you today brethren ‘Are you ready to lose your life?’ ‘Are you ready to walk away and never look back?’ Honestly answer those questions, and if you are having a hard time, then some changes need to be made. Get your priorities together and decide whether you are ready to die for Christ. You cannot serve to masters, you cannot gratify two masters! You cannot say that you want to wholeheartedly follow Christ, and still gratify your sinful nature every now and then. Make up your mind. If you want to serve God, walk away from the world into everlasting joy and happiness. If you want to serve the world, then damnation awaits you. (Hebrews 10:26-27) What is it going to be?
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