Seems Right is a Risk
When I logged in to my YouVersion Bible on my KindleFire this was the Verse of the Day to greet me today. I was contemplating what to focus on today, and well, whomp there it is!
There is a way that seems right a man…
“I think as long as you give to others and try to do the right thing then it doesn’t matter what you do on Sunday morning.”
“I go to church twice every Sunday, every Wednesday, and attend every special service. My salvation is secure.”
“I give to charity, I pray, I go to church, and I volunteer when asked.”
Surely all of those statements are good, Carrie. All of those people are doing good things. They may approach them a little differently, but they’re all doing good things.
I can’t judge the heart of the individuals who utter those statements. I’ve heard all three of those statements many, many times from various people over the past ten or more years.
I’m pretty sure I myself have said at least one of them before.
All three of those statements when separated from what lies within the heart, however, are a way that seems right to man. And all three of those statements end in death.
Giving to others won’t get any of us into Heaven. Neither will doing the right thing, attending church regularly, praying, or volunteering.
All of those things look good and seem right, but all of those things alone, and even added together, will end in death. They are all ways that seem right to man.
There is only ONE way to eternal life and that way may not seem right to man, but it is the ONLY way.
Don’t risk going the wrong way just because it seems right. Make sure you’re going the only way that is right. You don’t have to earn your salvation. Accept the free gift Jesus is pleading with you to take. What better gift could you receive for Easter?
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