Archive for June 25th, 2019

What sinners want is not hell but sin

I often teach that people choose to go to Hell. What I mean by this is essentially summed up here: People choose their own sin over God. They choose separation from God, not understanding what this truly means.

Running The Race

As C.S. Lewis did, I have long thought that all that are in hell choose it. This article may have changed how I feel.

Anyway, good food for thought.

The person who rejects God does not know the real horrors of hell. This may be because he does not believe hell exists, or it may be because he convinces himself that it would be tolerably preferable to heaven. But whatever he believes or does not believe, when he chooses against God, he is wrong about Godandabout hell. He is not, at that point, preferring therealhell over the real God. He is blind to both. He does not perceive the true glories of God, and he does not perceive the true horrors of hell.

So when a person chooses against God and, therefore,de factochooses hell — or when he jokes about preferring hell with…

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Never Removed

As a reminder, I contribute thoughts to Proverbial Thought. Check out this awesome truth from Anthony, and then look through the rest of the entries. Maybe even subscribe to get all of the thoughts!

Proverbial Thought (& More)

Proverbs 10:30

“The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.”
It’s About Home

One of the hardest things a person can endure is the forced expulsion from one’s home. The pain and humiliation of being forced to leave the place where your ancestors lived, where your parents played, and where you planned for the future is a terrible thing. And it is especially hard when that home is not only taken away from you, but given to your enemies.

This verse is really all about having a home. It is about staying where one’s planted. It’s about security and peace. It’s about having a place where you belong.

It’s About a Promise

This verse also has to do with a promise that was made to the children of Israel. When Solomon penned (or quilled) these words, he was familiar with the promises and warnings…

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VerseD: Genesis 15:6

And he believed the Lord , and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Genesis 15:6, ESV

The most important thing the Lord requires of us is faith and obedience. Without faith, we cannot be fully obedient. Without obedience, we show our lack of faith.