Choices // Homecoming, Part 7 [Devo]


Homecoming, Part 7
I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.
–Dwight L. Moody
I love Jesus. He is my Savior. I choose to recognize that my problem is sin and that the solution is found in the person of Jesus. I believe in Him. The thought of living eternally with God is the source of joy and peace in my life.

The source of sorrow in my life is for those who have not realized and not acted on this. Who don’t see sin as their biggest problem and recognize Jesus as the only solution. For in this place of denial, the person has, at this point in time, chosen to live eternally without God. Living eternally without God is what makes hell, hell. This is a message we don’t share excitedly, but with sorrow... One can choose hell, to be separated from God for eternity.  

C.S. Lewis stated in The Problem of Pain, “There are only two kinds of people — those who say, ‘Thy will be done’ to God, or those to whom God in the end says, ‘thy will be done.’ All that are in hell choose it. Without that self-choice, it wouldn’t be hell.”

It is difficult for those of us who live in relationship with God to understand why anyone would choose hell. But how do you handle this choice? It is not like making a decision on where to eat or what to wear. It is a decision that will affect your life eternally.

A loving God desires for you to be saved, yet He gives you the choice.

A loving God desires for you to be saved, yet He gives you the choice.

Right now, at this moment, what is your choice? There is no better time to make a decision than now. Remember, the problem is sin! The solution is Jesus! It is love that caused God to send His Son as our payment for the sin in our lives (Romans 5:8). Respond to Him in faith, believing in Jesus as your Savior.

For those in relationship with Jesus, how do you share why you chose this life and an eternity in heaven with Him? Do you live a holy life? Would someone desire to know more about a relationship with Jesus because of your example?
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
–1 Timothy 2:1-4  
Author: Barb Barnhart, Preschool Coordinator
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