August 24 – Consequences
Of not Loving and Trusting God.
When you refuse to “Share Love” with God, you harden your heart. Your stubborn lack of trust will bring suffering. While self-control is good, stubbornness becomes persistent. Stubbornness toward God is always disobedience. Avoid disobedience because the consequences may spill onto others any human loveones.
Consider them before making a choice.
Sometimes conflict is unavoidable. Sometimes however, it isn’t worth the consequences. Open warfare may seem heroic, courageous, and even right, but it is not always the best choice. We should consider finding a solution by loving God and trusting Him.
God’s warnings help to avoid tragic ones.
Sometimes, looking at God’s warnings gives us the idea that God is not loving and is out to crush anyone’s spirit. But we need to see these restrictions not as threats, but as loving warnings about the basic facts of life. Just as we warn children we love to stay away from dangerous actions. The natural law of His universe makes it clear that wrong-doing toward Others or God has tragic consequences. God is merciful to tell us this truth plainly. Motivated by love and not anger, His strong words helps us to avoid the serious consequences that result from neglecting God or wrongdoing others, But God does not leave us with only consequences, we discover the great blessings that come from sharing love and trust with God. These give us extra incentives to sgare love with God. While all these blessings may not come in our lifetime here on earth, those who share love and trust with God will experience the fullness of this until we join him in eternal heaven.