I heard someone say, “Do your own thing” is what satan said to Eve! When you think about it, that’s true, and our culture has completely embraced the “just do it” mindset. This mindset is as old as Adam and Eve. What is new in America is the dichotomy between “just do it” and “no, you can’t do that!” If ever humanity was teetering on the brink of mass schizophrenia, it’s now.
Hell is the default
It’s not virtually impossible, it’s actually impossible, to express any idea without multitudes becoming unhinged. Well, here’s a true statement that I read in one of Jennifer Bagnaschi’s blogs: “Hell is the default. Heaven is your CHOICE. Jesus is the WAY!” To that, I say, “Amen!”
Hell is the default. Many people have forgotten that not making a decision is a decision. We don’t get a “do-over.” The decisions we make or don’t make in this life will determine how we live for eternity.
A Christian’s default
Despite the chortling and spitting to which we’ve become accustomed, the default for followers of Jesus Christ is the fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
If we infuse this fruit into our every thought, conversation, meeting, blogging, tweeting, and facebooking, then you and I can enjoy our life, now, and enjoy our terrific life in heaven. So, why would we choose any other way to live? Let’s not withhold the Spirit. Let’s allow His fruit to sweeten everyone we meet.
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