Biblical Wisdom Wednesday for Common Questions of Life
John 5:44 (KJB) How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Can You Reject Jesus Christ and Believe in God By Serving Him as You Please?
There are many people in this world who speak candidly about knowing God. Yes, they say “I know the God who loves me unconditionally.” If you ask them they will tell you “sure, I am going to go to Heaven for God loves everybody.”
However, if you were to ask these same people if they know Jesus Christ as their Savior, you might get a quite different answer from them. Not many people personally know or desire to know Jesus Christ, but many are more than willing to receive praise and honor from society but cautiously avoiding any prospect of wrath or judgment of God.
Why? Because a man or woman who personally knows Jesus Christ must first pay a price. Many people refuse to personally acknowledge God and declare themselves as not important in view of eternity.
What, and you thought serving God was without cost?
It is true, a person who sincerely chooses to rid their heart of self and identify with God through His Only Son’s sacrifice on the cross at Calvary is willing to sacrifice anything to do with self, making their life all about things of God. Their life becomes spiritually new and all about Him and nothing to do with self (Galatians 2:20).
Yes, there is a personal cost for every surrendered heart set on serving truths of God. The Bible tells us that a person cannot serve Him any way they want to but that genuinely serving Him requires serving in His Spirit and truth:
John 4:24 (KJB) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The Bible is clear that a person cannot know the love of God without knowing both The Father and The Son, Jesus Christ. Anybody who proclaims to know and serve God but does not personally know or recognize the characteristics of the spiritual nature of God. Or who refuses to stand in spiritual agreement with God about sin is serving a god of his or her own making.