Trading Away Gods Lifelong Gift To Satisfy A Short Term Appetite!

“Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:14-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Have you stop to think what you have traded to satisfy your own selfish lust and desires just to lose your own soul? I let pride and self sufficiency draw me away from God. Then God showed me I wasn’t pure and perfect like I claimed. Yes, I was a good moral person but moral people do not go to heaven. Until you face the fact that you’re in need of a Savior you will be lost. Nothing in this world is worth losing your soul. Don’t trade enteral life in order to satisfy your sinful appetite that will never be truly satisfied. Jesus says we must be willing to give up our lives to follow Him. See what it says in the book of Matthew;

“Then Jesus said to his followers, “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. It is worthless to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:24-26‬ ‭NCV‬‬

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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