August 1, 2020
As we look around our world today it is easy to observe two different approaches to life.
There are those who live life with the idea that there are NO CONSEQUENCES or, at the very least, the strong feeling that there should not be any consequences. Interestingly they often only apply this way of thinking to their own ideology, actions and agendas while at the same time calling for those with differing views to be held accountable or (suffer consequences) for what they believe, say or do. They do not believe that there is a set standard of acceptable behavior that can be applied to all people but rather only a vague and loose set of relative truths defined by the individual or group of individuals who have for the current time gathered together for a common cause.
On the other hand, there are those who approach life with a deep conviction that there indeed are consequences for the choices that we make in life. These consequences exist not because we have created them, but because the one who created and designed all things, alone defines what is right and what is wrong. Through His Word and by His Spirit he has revealed these truths to us, made known the consequences of obeying or disobeying these truths, and called us to live our lives in conformity to His will
The world believes there are no consequences…
There are those in the bible who also bought the lie propagated by the enemy in the garden – that there are no consequences. “You will not die”
So we can live believing there are NO Consequences or we can KNOW Consequences and allow that knowledge to shape our behavior
To Know consequences means knowing that there are consequences for what we DO, what we THINK and what we SPEAK
To Know consequences means knowing that there are NEGATIVE and POSITIVE consequences
To Know consequences means knowing that there are Consequences in this life and consequences in eternity