Are you one of those in this world who thinks he / she can do as they like all there life and near the end walk into church and say were safe now we will go to heaven?
Reading Jeremiah again today chapter 7.
8-11“‘Get smart! Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies, and you’re swallowing them! Use your heads! Do you think you can rob and murder, have sex with the neighborhood wives, tell lies nonstop, worship the local gods, and buy every novel religious commodity on the market—and then march into this Temple, set apart for my worship, and say, “We’re safe!” thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege? A cave full of criminals! Do you think you can turn this Temple, set apart for my worship, into something like that? Well, think again. I’ve got eyes in my head. I can see what’s going on.'” God’s Decree!
19“But is it me they’re hurting?” God’s Decree! “Aren’t they just hurting themselves? Exposing themselves shamefully? Making themselves ridiculous?
God here says that will not work, he can see what’s really in your heart and why your in his house.
Jesus says your sins are forgotten if you believe in Him, just going to his house near the end or occasionally will not work.
You have to give your life to Him and accept Him as your Lord then ask for forgiveness.
Then you will be forgiven and your sins forgotten.
This can be done any-time, but remember God can see into you and know why you have waited.
As the second part of the passage said, you’re not hurting God with this but yourselves, its your soul your playing with.
Knowing God is the most wondrous thing you will ever experience, having to spend eternity without Him will be hell.
Israel kept ignoring God’s messengers and after each disaster came back to Him just to forget and move away again.
But God can cope with those that believe and wander better than those who deny and think they can grasp for safety at the end.
So do yourself a favour, and ask Jesus into your life, you know it makes sense and when you do your life will be transformed as so many others have been over the years.