When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.

Psalm 50:21 (NIV)

While meditating on this verse, these came to mind from 2 Peter.

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

2 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV)

God allows us to make our own decisions and to live according to the free will he has given us. Some prosper and have all that the world has to offer. However, they have nothing, for they do not have God. Some think they are “good people” and may live their lives thinking they will go to Heaven. However, they do not have God. Some of us are saved, and when we sin, and our lives appear to continue as they have, we may believe that God is with us and may even approve of what we do. However, in every case, for the wicked and those who are saved, God is being patient with us and is waiting for us to repent. Our lives are not meant to go the same if the Lord is with us. Those who do not believe are perishing in their sin, and those who follow God are being saved as we walk with him. These are verbs of being. To those beings saved, our lives should look different, not only from those who are perishing but from our daily lives. Jesus said that every branch in him that doesn’t bear fruit is cut off, and every branch that does bear fruit is pruned. Therefore, if my life is not changing and I am the same today as I was, I need to examine myself and ask God to help me. Life isn’t easy, and the life of one who has given it to Christ is one of daily bearing one’s cross; only through faith, trust, love, and believing in God and doing what he says can we walk through this life into the next where we have our eternal salvation.

Therefore, we must spend time with the Lord asking him to examine us. As the psalmist wrote.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe you died on the cross and were buried, and God the Father raised you from the dead on the third day. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.