There is hope for the believer and for the sinner who has just repented and turned from their wicked ways. Does the Lord reject the wicked? Yes, He does as show to us in Psalm 1:4-5, “But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.” For the sinner who responds to the call of God, who is truly remorseful for their transgressions, that comes humbly before God and calls on the name of the Lord, he/she is saved, and that one is now a believer and can have full assurance he/she belongs to God and will have eternal life. “For ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved,'” (Romans 10:13NLT).
REFLECTION: “Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires,” (2 Peter 3:3ESV). To follow the counsel of the wicked is foolish. Never join in with scoffers and mockers because, in the end, God will have the last say. God will not be mocked. True friends will help you grow closer to God, and they will not hold you back. Mockers and scoffers do NOT love God, and do NOT care about the things of God and will have their place in Hell. However, You, Children of the Most High God, have been given eternal life and will be with Your Heavenly Father in Heaven for all eternity.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are the Giver of Eternal Life, and You, O God, are the God of Salvation. There is no one who compares to You for You are the Everlasting God, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Thank You for choosing me, for saving me. Lord, teach me and show me what I need to do to gain eternal life. Teach me Your commands and how to continually delight myself in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“Do not fret over doers of evil; do not envy those who do wrong. For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender plants. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness like the dawn, your justice like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; fret not when men prosper in their ways, when they carry out wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret—it can only bring harm. For the evildoers will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land,” (Psalm 37:1-9BSB)