Saturday, September 30, 2023

Following Instructions

I don’t know about you, but one of the most maddening things I find about people is that they don’t listen or follow instructions. We all know that happens so often in everyday life. We know that people are told things and don’t listen. It could be to do with our health or money, but we often ignore the advice we are given. Sometimes, people are given guidelines but ignore them and just do it their way.

I am writing to point people to what God says in the Bible. But God wants them to listen and to follow His instructions for life. For instance, Jesus said one day, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me” (John 14.6 – the Bible). If you follow that instruction, you will become a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.

If you come to understand that Jesus is the Son of God, you’ll believe what he said. He said I am the way to God; you can’t come to God any other way. Why, then, do people go to religion? Why do people try all sorts of different things?

Peter (one of the early preachers) said, Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men where by we must be saved” (Acts 4.12 – the Bible). Peter doesn’t give you a choice or alternatives. He says on the authority of what God has said in the Bible, there is no salvation any other way.

We need to be rescued, we need forgiveness, we need to be brought to God, and there’s only one route because God decided it, and it’s through faith in Jesus Christ.

Would you rest on the work Jesus did when He died on the cross? I wonder if today you would simply hear the voice of God and refuse to harden your heart and do what He says:

·      Turn from your sin
·      Obey the gospel
·      Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

God says if you follow my instructions, you’ll be saved. I trust that God will richly bless you today.

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