Read Jeremiah 21:8
Please go to the beginning of this chapter to understand the severity of this verse. Jeremiah has just informed Zedekiah’s priests and do boys that God’s not with them and all hell’s about to break out on their city in the midst of this war with the Babylonians. Then we see He tells them, “…I set before you the way of life and the way of death.” (KJV). What He did for them then, He does for us now. Jesus is the way (John 14:6). Period. Today I saw a sticker on a car that had a cross, an equal sign and a heart. Beneath, it declared that the cross equals love and I thought yes, love enough to not want you to go to hell. Love enough to speak the truth even if society calls it judgmentalism and prejudice. Love enough to tell you things that hurt for the sake of opening your eyes and rescuing your eternity. The problem is, people see love equating with acceptance, tolerance, placations and appeasements. I love you enough to tell you that if you don’t flee your blatant sin and surrender your life to Christ you will certainly burn. He’s set before us the way to life and the way to death and we seem to think we can build our own bridges and steer our own ships, construct our own paths. No, friends, it doesn’t work that way. You do it God’s way or you weep and gnash teeth over your own. You can be Zedekiah (find out his story in Jeremiah 52:10-11 & 2 Kings 25:7) or you can submit your life to Christ. Your choice.
Father, help us take the path to life and let everyone else know how to get there too. Please and thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!