There are two paths in this life we must choose to walk, and before repentance many of us were on the wide road of destruction. The complacent person is unaware of the danger in some of the decisions they are making for their lives as the world will sugar coat and paint some unsavory things brightly and it makes them seem so inviting. This post is to make aware the danger of living away from a loving and sovereign God and the Saviour He has sent for the salvation of man.(Hebrews 9:28) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation………(Romans 6:10-12).
Jesus is the mediator between us and God, but to continue to live in sin after we learn of the knowledge of His truth is to no longer make a sacrifice of following Him for our own good and therefore forfeit our eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 10:26-29) For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?……. (James 4:17).
To be a complacent person opens the door to all the enemy of our soul (satan) needs to deceive one into believing there are no repercussions to their way of life, especially if it is a life being lived away from the only hope many of us have which is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ. Never stay in the sin that so easily besets us when we know God truly does love us and He does out of that love chasten us from time to time. (Hebrews 12:1-7). Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?