The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
~ Proverbs 15:9, ESV ~
When we look at creation, we see intricate and complex designs. There is a certain rhythmic order as well. One may say there is a sense of purpose – a plan – when we admire God’s creation. Scripture illuminates that God is a person of purpose. And, His purpose is one of righteousness.
Contrary to God’s plan, and purpose, we rebel. We go against the character and nature of who God is. Our desires and our purpose is to live and let live. To experience pleasures of this life. We become hedonists because our appetites become stronger and more powerful until we find ourselves enslaved and in captivity.
The only relief and freedom from our prison is to turn to God. This is the reason God loves those who pursue Him and righteousness. We are demonstrating our love toward Him as He had demonstrated His love toward us through His Son, Jesus Christ (see, Romans 5:8, ESV).
Authentic Christian living begins when we denounce our love for self-indulgence. Fully commit our hearts, mind, and will over to God – as we understand and experience Him. And, establish ourselves willing and obedient to His divine will and purpose.
Today, let us put off the spirit of disobedience. Break free from the chains of false and cheap grace that only demands lip service to confess Christ and invite him into your heart as a means of salvation. For, our spiritual transformation is a sacred rite and passage into the Kingdom of God.
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