Bible Ballistics: BBs #155 Who Are YOU Serving???
the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy,
that it cannot hear:
your iniquities have separated
between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you,
that he will not hear.
3 For (because)
your hands are defiled with blood,
and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies,
your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4 None calleth for justice,
nor any pleadeth for truth:
they trust in vanity,
and speak lies;
they conceive mischief,
and bring forth iniquity.”
No, this isn’t out of the front page of the newspaper, though it could be—it’s from the Bible, Isaiah 59:1-4. It’s God pronouncement on the wickedness of those who claim HIS name! What??? Professing believers who behave so badly? Yes, people who claim to belong to God, choose sin instead of the one they claim to serve. What about you? What does your behavior say about your true relationship with God?
Jesus addressed this while He was on earth. Quoting Isaiah 29:13, Jesus declares:
“Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Matthew 15:7-8
We talked last time about “Where ARE YOU?”, and we also need to examine “Where Do Your Actions Say YOU ARE?”. We may say “Lord, Lord”! But what does Jesus say? Will He say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”? Or, will He say “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”? How I spend my life here and now will affect where and how I spend eternity!!! It’s worth your time and mine to continually examine our hearts and lives.
Do you have time for everything but God?
Do you honor everyone’s requests but God’s?
Does your speech betray a heart that is far from God?
Does your greed for money preclude your serving God?
Does your desire for worldly popularity override God?
Do you MAKE more time for self and none for God?
The choice is yours!!! But remember:
“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:13 WHO ARE YOU SERVING?