By: Brandon T. Ward
For many, it’s very difficult to seek out God, come to know Him and learn about His Word. Why is that? In today’s society we are distracted from the Bible. It’s not at the forefront of our minds and we often forget about God until we need Him in our lives… We have TVs in every room, computers, video games, iPhones, social networking to do and shows to watch. If you’re a parent, there are the kids to teach and support. In today’s world many families have two working parents which makes spending time with each other very difficult.
However, we need to make time for God. We need to put our Heavenly Father first for that is where He belongs in our lives.
For others, you may want to come to the Father and learn about His Word but are worried what others may think. Maybe your family, even your spouse wouldn’t approve… We need to remember what Jesus taught us…
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
We definitely don’t want to deny Jesus Christ. For to deny Him is to deny our Father. We should not be concerned with what others think. We should dive into God’s Word and share the Good News with others.
God has a plan for you, don’t you want to be a part of that? God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and only the righteous shall inherit this kingdom (Daniel 7:27). When our Father’s kingdom is set up here on Earth there will be no more pain, no more sorrows and no more tears. That sure sounds comforting in today’s world, does it not (Revelation 21:4)? Can anything else even compare?
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Really think about that for a moment. We can’t even imagine the things our Father has in store for us.
All of the gold and silver in the world can’t buy God’s kingdom. So how can we obtain this kingdom? For the answer to that let’s turn to Romans 10:9.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
There is a big difference between someone who says, “Yeah sure I believe in God” and someone who truly seeks out our Father. Many people have no idea what the Bible says yet they identify themselves as “Christian.”
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Here we have another key to obtaining the kingdom of God. What exactly is doing the will of God you may ask? Does it mean I have to become a preacher? Of course not.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
What love and compassion our Father has. Follow God’s commandments and His laws that He has laid out for you in His Letter, the Bible. Help your friends and family come to understand your heavenly Father. By these things are how we inherit the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.