Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.Revelation 4:11
We have two choices in life: go God’s way of righteousness or go the devil’s way of selfishness and sin. Both ways have already been well traveled, but it is up to this generation to choose which one they will follow. God takes pleasure when we walk in His way of love and righteousness. We were made in God’s image with a will, so that we can choose the path of love and obedience to God’s commandments. God never intended us to use our will selfishly for sin. God knew that mankind could choose sin, that’s why He warned Adam and Eve in love not to break his commandments.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;Hebrews 11:25
There is selfish, satanic pleasure in choosing to disobey God. It is thrilling and pleasing to do things you know you shouldn’t do. It is a path of living by feeling rather than God’s Word. This is the path satan and his demons have chosen. They were created by God to be holy angels, living by the Word of God. They did this for a season, until sin was found in them. Now they are wandering the earth, looking for people to deceive into following their way of selfishness and sin. They have had great success in this. Most people choose to live selfishly or against their nature. This is why your conscience bothers you when you sin. Sin is not natural, although one can sin so much that sin seems to be the normal thing to do. This is a developed habit of sin and not one anyone is born with. We have to learn how to sin. We have to learn how to walk in love. Both are a choice. Choose you this day who you will serve (Joshua 24:15)!
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.Psalm 16:11
It is also pleasing to live a life of faith, surrendered to the will of Jesus Christ. It pleases the spirit of man to do what is right in God’s eyes. This is also the way of life that makes sense to the mind of mankind. It is the way of truth, the way of logic and reason. Love is the highest good of God and mankind. It’s the only intelligent way to live. It ensures the pleasure of God and every moral agent that chooses to live by love. It is the only solid foundation available, the foundation of Jesus Christ’s example of self sacrificial love. There is no reason to choose selfishness when such a glorious alternative is available! We were made to love and only by loving God by His Word can we realize our God given destiny of immortality and eternal life.
Those that live a life of sin will pay for it. God will cast each unrepentant sinner into the lake of fire. People have until their death or Christ’s return to choose to repent (change their mind) of their life of sin. The Bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. When we repent, we realize the glory of God in our lives! It is glorious to walk in love and do good to God and others. God rejoices when a sinner is born again by the blood of Jesus. It shows how wise God is to extend mercy to fallen mankind.
Live for Jesus. Walk in love as He has taught you. Labor with the Lord in prayer and ministry to reach the unsaved with the message of LOVE! Choose to live intelligently, fulfilling your design by God to walk as holy children of God. God has formed you for His glory and it is wrong to disobey His righteous commands. Choose the way of eternal pleasure by faith in Jesus Christ! If you won’t, only eternal punishment and torment awaits!