The Consequences of Unbelief - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (September-25-2021)

Saturday, 25 September 2021 00:07

Charles Stanley (September-25-2021) Daily Devotional: The Consequences of Unbelief

John 3:16-21 - 16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

Many people think that rejecting Jesus is a choice without consequences. Although they don’t mind others following the Lord, they seem to be doing just fine without Him. However, they fail to consider both the present and eternal consequences of their unbelief.

Since God’s judgment is often seen as a future event, the urgency of salvation may be lost on people who want to enjoy the pleasures of earthly life and feel no need for a Savior. But Jesus said those who do not believe in Him have been judged already because they love darkness and don’t want their sins exposed by His light. In other words, they love their sin and are unwilling to turn from it. Living this way seems comfortable and allows them to rule their own life according to their desires.

There are also those who claim to believe in Jesus while still loving their sins and trying to hide them from His light. But attempts to have it both ways won’t work, and such people remain in darkness.

The pleasures of sin, however, are temporary (Heb. 11:25 - choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin). The wise are those who truly believe and are eager to come to the light; they want nothing more to do with a godless lifestyle. Remember, it’s never too late to come to the Lord.

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  • Comment Link RoseAnn Dolcimascolo Saturday, 25 September 2021 11:47 posted by RoseAnn Dolcimascolo

    Jrsus spoke the Heavenly Father's wishes
    To today's devotional message CLEARLY allows ALL who listen to the words of the Saviour ~ the Messiah ~ God Incarnated into human form
    to CAREFULLY consider the actions, CHOICES, whether seen by OTHERS
    To take heed, especialky PROFESSING CHRISTIANS
    Our very life and the eternal consequences hang in the balance of the EVERYDAY decisions made
    Dr Charles Stanely and the team @ In Touch Ministries are TRULY God's Servants
    With peaceful regards 👣🙏
    RDesignsInk LLC

  • Comment Link RoseAnn Dolcimascolo Saturday, 25 September 2021 11:47 posted by RoseAnn Dolcimascolo

    Jrsus spoke the Heavenly Father's wishes
    To today's devotional message CLEARLY allows ALL who listen to the words of the Saviour ~ the Messiah ~ God Incarnated into human form
    to CAREFULLY consider the actions, CHOICES, whether seen by OTHERS
    To take heed, especialky PROFESSING CHRISTIANS
    Our very life and the eternal consequences hang in the balance of the EVERYDAY decisions made
    Dr Charles Stanely and the team @ In Touch Ministries are TRULY God's Servants
    With peaceful regards 👣🙏
    RDesignsInk LLC

  • Comment Link RoseAnn Dolcimascolo Saturday, 25 September 2021 11:47 posted by RoseAnn Dolcimascolo

    Jrsus spoke the Heavenly Father's wishes
    To today's devotional message CLEARLY allows ALL who listen to the words of the Saviour ~ the Messiah ~ God Incarnated into human form
    to CAREFULLY consider the actions, CHOICES, whether seen by OTHERS
    To take heed, especialky PROFESSING CHRISTIANS
    Our very life and the eternal consequences hang in the balance of the EVERYDAY decisions made
    Dr Charles Stanely and the team @ In Touch Ministries are TRULY God's Servants
    With peaceful regards 👣🙏
    RDesignsInk LLC

  • Comment Link RoseAnn Dolcimascolo Saturday, 25 September 2021 11:47 posted by RoseAnn Dolcimascolo

    Jrsus spoke the Heavenly Father's wishes
    To today's devotional message CLEARLY allows ALL who listen to the words of the Saviour ~ the Messiah ~ God Incarnated into human form
    to CAREFULLY consider the actions, CHOICES, whether seen by OTHERS
    To take heed, especialky PROFESSING CHRISTIANS
    Our very life and the eternal consequences hang in the balance of the EVERYDAY decisions made
    Dr Charles Stanely and the team @ In Touch Ministries are TRULY God's Servants
    With peaceful regards 👣🙏
    RDesignsInk LLC

  • Comment Link David Martin Saturday, 25 September 2021 08:33 posted by David Martin

    🙏🏾 HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY 🙏🏿

  • Comment Link David Martin Saturday, 25 September 2021 08:32 posted by David Martin

    🙏🏾 HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY 🙏🏿

Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...