When we are busy and concerned with whatever we want and leave God out of the equation the world has a very loud voice for material goods, drugs, and free sex all to the satisfying of the flesh and the last thing that we think is needed is God. Sin for a season can never replace the death of one’s soul. Moses could of most certainly put off helping his brethren and call himself the son of Phar’-oah’s daughter, but chose instead to endure the afflictions of Gods people. (Hebrews 11:24-27). By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
As a Christian we can remember what our lives were like without God, but now our testimony is shared with others…. for the one who has given us strength for our life which is Christ is the hope we share with the world! (Titus 2:11-15) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
God knows every adversity known to man and will not turn away from anyone who genuinely wants and needs to turn their life around! (Psalm 31:7-9). I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
In the parable of the one lost sheep it shows us the true love of God for there is joy in heaven over one sinner that repents. (Luke 15:1-7).
Just as the house of Israel was told to repent and turn from their transgressions, we must also today do the same to gain heaven! (Ezekiel 18:30-32). Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.