Hebrews 4:13 “Uh Oh…”
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
So there we are, standing before God. He has the complete movie of our lives, and would like us to explain the decisions we made every step of the way, especially all those times we made sinful decisions and forgot that God was God. There’s a feeling of dread as the Creator of the world begins to play the movie. He shows that first time we willingly sinned, making a fool of ourselves and the guilty feelings we had afterward. He shows those times we acted like we were doing good, but God’s movie shows our heart as well. It shows that time our charitable acts were done to “show off to people” rather than to “do God’s will.” You get the picture! It ain’t pretty, is it? That dang movie plays hundreds upon hundreds of scenes, more or less the same stupid sinful behavior. We nervously stand there before God, and all we can do is look at the floor and feel remorse. Crap, if we’d only asked God to forgive our sins, He would have forgiven us completely! How could we be so stupid?
Jesus willingly came to earth, became man, was without any sin, yet was killed on the cross in a brutal death. He then overcame death, was resurrected and went back to heaven. God sent Jesus to do this for one reason, as a sacrifice for all the sins we committed during our life. Without Jesus, the movie that was played above, is our death sentence. When we accept God’s sacrifice, and repent of our sins when we screw up, God rewinds the movie of our life and makes us perfect.
So why in the heck wouldn’t we repent of our screw ups, study what God wants us to do and show our appreciation of the most awesome gift possible, eternal life and a chance to hang out with God, the angels and have every wonderful thing we could possibly imagine? The only reason we wouldn’t is because we make a conscious choice to reject God’s gift, to become a partner with the devil and live our mortal life like nothing we do has ramifications. A few years of fun for an eternal life of hell? Are you kidding me?
You will account for your life to God. Be smart, accept His awesome grace, and enjoy the clean slate of forgiveness. Mortal life is short. Eternal life is forever. Make the right choice so we can all hang out in heaven together!!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”