Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:32
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. Romans 2:5-8
First of all, it is good to reach you all through this message after such a long time.
In 2012 and 2013, Minneapolis had become my winter spot. :)
During the winter, I heard many bus drivers, when the passengers get down from the bus, saying, “Watch your step, guys”. The reason is that they walk comfortably inside the bus, but the moment when they step down on the icy road, there is a good chance that they may skid and fall down, leading to a lot of pain and accidents.
Recently in my office, I got to speak to a man seeking some domain suggestions. I really like him. The way that he reacts to my questions patiently and very promptly always surprises me. One day we had to meet him face to face for some clarifications. He sat with us with a pack of cigars in his hands. He also had a very tall coffee mug with dark coffee in it. He also had mints with him to keep us away from the smoke smell and so I guessed he must have walked in right after he smoked. While having the discussion, he could not speak continuously. All he did was cough and then apologize to us for what he did, followed by coughing and doing the same all over again. Since I like him very much, I felt very sad thinking how he spoils his health. His extreme knowledge about his project and domain seemed a waste to me when I compare it with his health. Seriously, for several days I felt sad for his smoking habit.
It took some time for me to realize that I worried much for his health, but not for the perishing souls.
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? Matthew 16:26
When I backslide, what I do to my own soul, as well as many other souls, is more dangerous than that. “Our thoughts become action; actions become habit, habit becomes character and character determines our destiny.” We are not just backsliding; we also act as a stumbling block for others from coming to Jesus. When people around us see us sinning, they, without knowing the saving truth, will end up doing the same, thinking it is not sin. We are accountable for everything we do.
We need to watch out what we do & what we think! He loves us. He wants to save us; and others through us. In these last days, we may be the only Bibles which many people read!
May God bless you!