Where do you think most unbelievers gather once a week?
Society has this thing I called the “Enough Syndrome”.
It is a misconceived idea that we can just do enough . . . Go to church enough, dress nice enough, serve enough, have an abundance of wealth, and give enough.
How can I say that? I see it every Sunday.
It’s like going to church is expected . . . let’s mark it off the list for this weeks to-do’s and accomplishments. Pat oneself on the back and say, “Okay God I came to church today.”
Or maybe you are from the generation that was more worried about facades than matters of the heart. Everything is always great, and you wear that most beautiful mask oh so well. Under this category I also see the ones that have been taught service saves them.
My friend, we will never be good enough to earn our way into God’s favor.
Families that teach their children to be present but never to be in His presence are doing their children an eternal injustice.
“None is righteous, no, not one. . . “ Romans 3:10
Then there’s the wealthy.
This is a hard one.
While I know God has blessed many churches with families of wealth that help carry the churches ministries that do love the Lord, I also know there are those who would callously write a check in order to be seen as important rather than under the grace of the Almighty. They find their value in the bank account rather under His wings.
I also know wealth is what keeps many people from entering the doors of a church. They have been given much success and are socially accepted as a matriarch of the community – yet their heart is empty. They want for nothing yet are surrounded by people who you’d never see again if you lost all your riches in the blink of an eye . . . and you are alone.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:23-24 –
The evil one, the deceiver, is a better name for him. . . he convinces us we can all play these roles . . . the good enoughs, the wealthy enoughs, the give enoughs.
But scripture tells us otherwise.
Scripture tells us there are none righteous.
Scripture is clear that God is the blesser and giver of all things.
We will never be able to do enough or give enough or have enough to have eternal security.
The scripture tells us that before the world was even created He had you in mind. He died for your sins and mine. He died knowing you would have walls and baggage and He died to break you free from that pain.
He died to set captives free.
He wants to set you free today.
He wants you to have eternal security.
You can do that right now. The truth is that God sent His only son to be born through a virgin and to die for you . . . to carry the weight of your sin.
But it didn’t stop there – if it had then He would be like any other false god out there – He defied death my friends. And after three days He made Himself seen – He arose from the grave . . . for you.
He was and is victorious over death!
He came for you.
Will you trust Him, today? Will you make this the first Sunday of the rest of your faith walk in Him?
I also want to mention this though . . . The enemy . . . he also deceives us in believing there is enough time.
We continue to put off for tomorrow not knowing our breath could stop in the middle of our next sent. . .
For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. I Thessalonians 5:2