Putting it another way. A person will not be able to know the importance of meeting God if they don’t have a reason to. How many time have you seen someone cover their ears because they don’t want to hear what’s being said? What was said was said, it’s just if they didn’t hear it they cannot hold themselves accountable. It’s like that. I don’t want to hear I’m doing something wrong but is it wrong if I hear it? If I don’t believe it why would it matter?
Think about this one. Laws are written with the 10 commandments as their foundation. Think about it. Look at them and tell me a law, in this country, where the foundation cannot be tied to one of the 10 commandments.
Your probably a law abiding citizen and make every effort to live a lawful life within your society, but what about your inner self? Just who do you answer to? Do you have a reason for seeking God’s mercy and grace? Look through the following then ask yourself again.
This is from Exodus 20 King James Version.
And God spoke all these words, saying, Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. So what do you think?
Are you without guilt? I doubt it, but that’s not for me to decide. I know I’m not. So what to do? Well that’s where the salvation message comes in. In one way I look at the Bible as a book with a chapter containing the 10 commandments, and the rest of the book telling you how to live the commandments. It’s a great operators manual.
Well reading and doing all I can to lead a life that will please God is impossible without a great deal of help from God’s word. Knowing I will unintentionally stumble several times a day is my strong suit. I do know though that Christ is with me, who knowing I would fail again, and again, died on the cross for me and gave me a way out.
Without this salvation I will; well I don’t want to think about it. Course there’s always man. You can follow along with any number of people but I guarantee you they will not and cannot give you eternal salvation of Christ.
This salvation that Christ so freely gives to us is a highly personal thing between you and Him. You live within the law of God you’re never going to want for a lawyer because Christ picked you up at the foot of the cross. Your choice. Your call.