I see you everywhere you go. I do not judge you, but I see the signs of your fear. You hide behind your things, so sure that no one notices. But even a man like me see through your charade.
You have become so adept at hiding from truth, that you wouldn’t understand it if it were explained to you. Why?
You’ve heard the saying, “He’s bought into the things of this world”. But that isn’t true, is it? You haven’t bought into anything. You’re simply afraid. Why?
You’ve got your music, your favorite television shows, your job and aspirations. You have your friends to hide with. You have all those trophy trinkets you’ve gathered. And in spite of all these things you don’t know the truth. Why?
The truth is not hidden. It’s just that you refuse to look. It’s so easy to think of yourself as a good person. But if you stood before God you would know better.
Do you think you will stand the judgment of God without the help of the Lord Jesus? My friend, you don’t know the living God. And you don’t know the Lord Jesus.
God is the very truth you are hiding from. Yet he is a truth that never ceases. This is why you are afraid of him. This is why you love lies more than truth.
But you will meet him very soon. If you hide in this place, where truth is but a shadow, what will become of you when there is no place left to hide and truth is no longer the shadow?
Yes, I see how you push others around to get what you want. I see how you manipulate truth with lies. But my friend, you will not push God. And He will laugh at your attempts to manipulate His truth.
You love your excuses. Why? Isn’t it because they help you hide? In a great variety of ways you say, “I am this way because. . .” And you fill in the blank with any number of reasons. Why?
You don’t have to answer to me. I couldn’t help you if you did. And what good would your confession be to a mere man? Your confession would only become another tool to hide behind.
I will tell you this in the form of a warning, but remember I am not judging you. You’d better get it right with the Holy Lord Jesus. He’s not that cute fuzzy little teddy bear you’ve heard about. He is a blazing fire of righteousness.
No one on earth is beyond his willingness to have compassion. But he absolutely hates lies. He will put up with your faults if you are willing to learn. But this offer is only extended while you are still here.
So that brings up the old question. How long do you have yet to live? Perhaps 40 years? Perhaps 10 seconds? Regardless the time, when you leave this place you are immediately under judgment.
Don’t listen to the liars my friend. There is no such thing as a good man. You will not receive eternal life for the good things you think you’ve done. It’s either His way or death.
And as a passing note, dear friend, it doesn’t matter whether you agree or not.
By His Grace