January 17, 2016

17. Dying in Sin


John 8:24

24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”

Here in one verse lies the chilling reality of rejecting the only begotten Son of God. We are given the choice of whom to serve: a wretched taskmaster who is bent on destroying us, or a loving King who has already shed every drop of His divine blood to ransom us. You would think the choice would be easy enough for everyone. Why isn’t it? Why are there still so many lost souls? Have I done everything I can to advance the message my King has entrusted to me? Shall I be content in my own salvation? Shall I remain smugly silent while my co-workers, neighbors, business associates, family members, and so many others, march ever closer to their doom?

“I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.” —Ignatius

Prayer, Dear Father, watch over me and guide my steps to do right. Lead me to those who are crying for help and let me introduce you them as their savior.