December 11, 2023

Matthew 25:41 (NKJV) — 41 “Then He will also say to those on the left
hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the
devil and his angels:
Maybe the saddest, most terrifying words one will ever hear is on the day of
judgement. Those words coming from God saying “Depart from me, I never
knew you.”
Superficial Christianity is no Christianity.
Romans 10:9–10, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and
believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be
saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation.” We do not just speak the words.
The words of salvation come from the heart. When we accept Christ, it is not
just a mental decision, it is a decision that comes from the heart.
The acceptance of Christ is a relationship that includes the whole body of the
one who has come into a relationship with Him. What does God require of
us? (You say require?) Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And
to walk humbly with your God?”
We do not just accept Christ and continue to walk the same walk we did
before. There is an internal, spiritual change that takes place in our lives
that changes how we live our lives each day. It is impossible to have Christ
living in us and live for the world. When we find ourselves slipping back into
the worldly ways, we are reminded of Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once
darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
Ephesians 5:18–19, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation;
but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
We are to be in fellowship with other believers who help us to walk in Christ.
Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV) — 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much
the more as you see the Day approaching.
Superficial Christianity is no Christianity. One day each of us will stand
before God. Will God say, “Depart from Me I never knew you.” Or will He say,
“…Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your
lord.” (Matthew 25:23)