I have gotten worse and worse since reading the bible. I am finding that everything the bible says is wrong, I end up doing.
I am concerned that reading the bible is not getting me anywhere as I feel I am not getting better and that I am waxing worse and worse. I am afraid because I have become abominable to God and a murderer at heart, hating people and holding grudges against people. I am of my father the Devil because I have become a hypocrite and not pleasing to God. I know that God is a righteous God and that it is because I am cursed of God because I am not able to keep the commandments of God – I won’t be surprised if I end up in hell if I die (which I don’t really want) as Heaven would be more delightful to enjoy. I have tried to do good things to keep myself out of mischief but I realise that good works cannot save me but the grace of God. Oh, if only things could change in a night and God would convert me and that I could be given the courage to eschew evil and be pleasing in the eyes of God despite my ungodly past.
Have you any words of wisdom to share with me?
Thank you for your consideration.
– UK bloke
All flesh is abominable! That is why we need a Savior. He gave us words and lots of them to direct our path. If He works in us to good things, happy are we! I recommend that you read James that you read Ephesians, that you read the words of scripture with an understanding of your need to seek God for everything. Seek Him for the thoughts of your heart. Seek Him for the words that you speak. Seek Him for the steps that you take. Unless you see that your only hope is to repent and mourn for your sins and seek that help from God, you have a path of sorrow. We cannot give you anything but words – preaching and exhorting and comfort, IF you avail yourself of them and submit yourself to them. But clearly by your absence from our presence, you do not have a desire for that help.
So, the thing to tell you at this juncture is that your off and on, continual dropping of words as the years pass, are not properly directed to WBC, but to God! I urge you to get after that work, if you have ears to hear!
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:11-18
Copying and pasting chunks of scripture won’t get this work done for you. God alone can guide your steps to His good things and make you HEAR and UNDERSTAND and OBEY!
We hope all those things for you!
Your friends at WBC