“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.” Proverbs 19:20 (NRSV)
Everything we do, we are and we know, are pre-ordered. The life we live, in our own way, in the midst of people, and in our societal lives are governed by laws.
We are instructed; ‘DO THIS and you don’t have any problems — DO NOT DO THIS or else you face the law. When you check thoroughly you will fully agree with me that we cannot do without the law.
The same is applicable in the spiritual sphere, we either live on for God, or we choose the other way round. There is no escape route in between. And in the ways of God, He set out His instructions for us, not because of the need to impose these on us, but for us to learn, to adapt and be able to know how different He is.
If God brings us into His kingdom and there are no laws, or advices for us to follow, then we are free to do as we like, and because of this, we may end up messing up big time.
Let’s sum this up quickly; in the Bible, there is no way God instructs us to smoke, to steal, to lie, to kill, to commit any crimes. What He tells us is, we must avoid all these, and embrace the way, blameless, and spotless, without any blemish. Despite, many folks find pleasure in drenching their God-given lives in excessive smoking and many nasty things.
In a recent figure, France is one of the countries with the highest rate of rapid killing cancer patients. Majority of these victims are cigarette addicts.
They inscribed on the cigarette pack ‘Smoking is dangerous to health,’ yet; they still continue to sell it at alarming rate.
I thought where there are laws; there will be no crimes, BUT what an irony!
The people that implement the laws are the ones misusing them. This is pure misguided society in every form, without any possibilities for amendment.
Many people have failed to gain wisdom for their future, some have ruined theirs already by their decisions, after they failed to heed to God’s simple and not rigid instructions.
Do you know many patients with cancer of the lung wouldn’t have had this, if they had fled from smoking? They choose to determine their own fates, willingly signing their own death certificates.
The sum of all this, is about obeying instruction. You preserve your destiny and life by listening to God, avoid sinning, running away from getting yourself involve in unworldly, and unpleasant civilisation.
The Bible does not condemn you living in this world, instead, it is written that you should flee from all kinds of evils.
There is no obligation to this. You don’t have to obey God if you don’t want to but remember, you are the one responsible for your life, the way you live it, what you do with it, how you manage it, and of course, your personal relationship with your maker, God.
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