When something really bad happens to us, there’s always a few moments of disbelief. It’s like our brain goes into fog mode.
Depending on the severity of the problem, that fog mode can last a couple of seconds, or up to a couple of weeks. Some people never return to normality.
There are millions of people depending on Jesus to save them. But they do nothing in return. I guess they figure they’ll just walk through unscathed.
It’s impossible for me to come away with that kind of response to the gospel in the Bible. There so many warnings to the faithless, the fearful, and the thankless. One warning that stands out, really tall, is: “Cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers”.
How can you read that and have no response? How can you read that and have no fear; the kind of fear that motivates?
I don’t claim to know what happens after death. But I wonder if that mental fog will fall on those who don’t get what they think they’re going to receive.
Will there be a moment of incoherent oblivion, as the angels come and snatch him up? Coherent thought returns just as he falls down into the pit.
If you won’t serve the Lord out of love, at least let fear motivate you. We are told that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It would be wise to begin somewhere.
You won’t serve Him in fear long. He told us, and I testify it’s true, My Father will honor the one who honors me”.
By His Grace