As a Christian, there comes a time when God becomes more of a Friend than a Consuming Fire. At this point, there is a tendency not to take His words seriously like we used to; He is now more familiar.
When an individual gets to this point, it is crucial to be cautious and tread carefully. If not, one might start doing the wrong things and eventually be reprobate but still believes that he is in right standing with God.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” ~ Romans 1:28
The truth is, life might still be going well for this Christian; he might be excelling at everything, except for one thing, his spiritual life. You might begin to wonder why God would allow life to go well for this Christian even though he isn’t obeying this same God.
Let me tell you something today…
God’s faithfulness is independent of our faithfulness. And though every other thing might be working well now, SIN is an “enjoy now, pay later” kind of set-up, just like a credit card.
So while all other things are going well, this merciful God still has a way of speaking to this individual, redirecting her path and making her stand firm in God’s word. Now, if the Christian listens and yields to God’s redirection, he might not have to pay much for his sins/negligence.
If not, I think you know what the case will be.
Today’s title asks an important question which goes thus: how close can we get?
As Christians or an aspiring Christian, we should be close enough to God till we become friends with Him and also acknowledge that He is a Consuming Fire.
Makes sense, right?
The answer above means we are very close to Him, and we can relate our every moment to Him like a friend. However, we still fear and honor him enough to obey His commandments and follow His ways. When one gets to this level of “closeness,” it becomes hard to live a life of sin talk-less of being given over to a reprobate mind.
I leave you with this, “God is forever faithful; therefore, you should strive to get closer to Him by the day and avoid life’s daily distractions.”
Finally, today marks our first anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to share the goodness of God with you, my beloved!
HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY TO US AT SARMLife!!!