“Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;
guard her, for she is your life.
Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.
Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
For they eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble.”
We are in the day in age where there are too many who have so much pride and boastfulness that they think they are doing the right thing, that they have become leaders and have many followers but it's not the righteous type of leaders..it's the blind leaders who are so corrupt and set in their ways that they are leading people straight to hell!
They are so certain that they are right but what they are doing is wrong and not of God!
It's become so popular to claim that you are a follower of Christ..yet deny his word..what's even worse is that they make the excuse of.."Someone has to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves!" But really all they are doing is mocking God because they are denying his written truth and they are trying to justify the error of their ways by saying they are "helping someone in need" when really all they're doing is condemning them to hell!
The bible clearly speaks about men turning away from the words of knowledge and about how they will argue with believers who are trying to point them back to truth but they will hear nothing of it!
You see, they have hardened their hearts to the things of God so much that they no longer speak or stand up for truth!
We shouldn't listen to everyone around us because many of them are liars now! Would you close your eyes and allow someone to lead you to the edge of a cliff and push you off? No.
So why would you take everything they say to heart before reading the word of God to verify it?
Not everyone who tells you something with a smile on their face is a person of truth so you have to read the word of God and find out for yourself!
You have to pray and get into the word! Ask God to reveal to you the truth and to clean you from the corruption that has been deeply planted in your heart and He Will!
Here is what's happening right now and what we should be doing as followers of Christ and doers of the word!
2 Timothy 4:1-5
“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
We must ask the Lord to give us a pure heart and truly believe in his every word before we can reach out to others!
We don't need to blindly lead someone down a dark path that leads to death and suffering!
We have to love them like Jesus but rebuke our neighbor when God leads us to do it..we cannot delay telling them because if you wait too long to tell them..it may be too late to reach their soul.
As Christians we have to listen to the Lord and go when he says "Go!" Because if we don't..we will be judge by him in Heaven and he will ask us "Why, Didn't you follow me?"
I don't know about you but I'd much rather be bashed by the ungodly than to face God in eternity telling me how disappointed he was in me for not reaching souls when I had the opportunity and means to do so!
We have to Obey His word and we have to reach the lost so we can win some souls for Jesus!