Be very sure of this. People never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it too well; and they understand that it condemns their own behaviour; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgement. They try to believe it is false and useless because they do not like to believe it is true.– J.C. Ryle.
Was there a time in your life when you had done something that you were terrified that it will catch on to you? I am a kid in the 90s and during that time I was not saved and watched secular movies. I know what you did last summer is a movie that depicts the title for today’s devotional. We can pretend that we do commit sin or claim that we are good people. Moreover, we can try to cover our wickedness with outwards worldly righteousness or overcompensate doing good deeds to satisfy the guilt of sin. But that is not enough. The results of our actions will follow us unless we do ask Jesus Christ to save us from it.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Revelation 14:13. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Leviticus 1:9: What The Scriptures Teach About Laying Of Hands
You will reap the results of your actions
It is written, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them. This verse shows that each one will reap the results of your actions (Galatians 6:7). I do not mean what the prosperity movement means about the sowing and reaping verses. Proverbs explain it this way, the wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward (Proverbs 11:18). And the righteousness should come from Jesus Christ and not from our own merits.
Base your actions on Christ’s teaching
Your actions are evidence of what you believe. Genuine Christ-followers meditate in His words day and night and therefore are guided by the scriptures and the Holy Spirit. While those who live by the standards of the world follow the teachings of the world. With these two examples, we can note the differences in their actions.
John the Baptist called all the Israelites to repent, to prepare themselves to receive Christ we, too, should repent. This is the first step to follow Christ. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit will move our hearts and transform it to love good and not evil.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- Are you living according to the teaching of the world?
- Or are you living in the Spirit?
- What do you think will your actions give you as a result?
- Do you think you can go to heaven by your good deeds? Try this Quiz!
- Have you answered the call of repentance? Accept Jesus Now.
- How do you share this call with others?
- Bear Your Own Burden
- Do good to others
- It is Important to Understand the Consequences of our Actions
- Each One Will Be Scrutinized According To His Law
- How To Please God?
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13