“Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.” – Ezekiel 18:4
We belong to God, whether we like it or not that is the TRUTH. We are God’s creation and everything on this earth belongs to Him. However God is a loving God and He doesn’t treat us like objects, instead He gives us the freedom to choose.
“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” – Ezekiel 18:20
If we choose to live a sinful life then we must bear the consequences. Choosing to live in a sinful life is choosing to live in condemnation. We are responsible for our own actions, just because your parents are righteous does not automatically make you “ok”. Everyone must make their own decision, Jesus says “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” – John 3:16. Notice how Jesus basically says that “anyone” can believe and not perish, it’s not any “families” or any “relatives”. We are accountable for our own actions, there is nobody else to blame for our own actions but ourself.
“Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord GOD, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?” – Ezekiel 18:23
God doesn’t like to see His creation suffer. He doesn’t take pleasure when He sees you struggling on your own. God wants everyone to come to Him and turn from our wicked ways. The will of God is so that the people of this earth may receive salvation.
What are you doing with your life today? Are you living in God or out of God? Is your life controlled by the flesh (humanly desires) or is it controlled by the spirit of God?
Living for God is definitely not the easiest thing to do, in fact it is the hardest, but in the end it is all worthwhile, because you can be assured that Jesus is the only way, the only truth and the only life worth living.
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