Oh boy did I just kick a can of worms…
The Bible is written to them that believe. God rewards them that believe.
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” Galatians 3:22
We are called believers for a reason. So what happens if you don’t believe? What happens if you draw back away from God?
“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:38-39
We are not of those who draw back. But if we were, what would happen? Well, God created humans, Adam and Eve, originally with body, soul and spirit. When they lost the spirit and were tricked out of their dominion by the devil, they lost that connection with God.
We innately yearn to fill that hole where the Holy Spirit dwells. We work to fill it with other things. We “Believe” in other things. Some may worship the sun, the moon, money, commerce, sex. Really, anything will do as far the devil’s concerned. He just doesn’t want you believing in the one true God. He doesn’t want you worshiping the one true God with your tithe, your time, your thoughts or you life. So he distracts. He knows that the Bible empowers and instructs those who believe. If you were the devil, what you do about that?
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
But it’s time to wake up. It’s time to believe! It’s time to live in the light.
That’s what God originally intended. We don’t lose anything by worshiping and believing God. We gain everything.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
We must believe!
If we do not believe, if we pull away from God, is the Bible really written for us?
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:7-8
These are all actions we have to take. Arguing over the Word, arguing over semantics, asking endless questions cause endless and fruitless debate. God wants us to believe. He wants us to come close.
Can we do that? Can we lean in harder to Him?
God bless you today!