Many people in this world have been asked to leave behind a specific wicked lifestyle or place in order to follow Jesus. Unfortunately, the majority of people deny this chance to be saved and continue on with what they know and love in this life. In the midst of these people there are laughers and scoffers, along with people who sincerely are interested but then bow out right before it is time to go all-in for Christ. The same thing happened to Raguel, Moses’s Father in law. It is written, “and Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses’ father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel. And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.” (Numbers 10:29-31) It is too bad that Moses’s father-in-law missed his chance to go with the people of Israel to the promised land.
As believers in Christ, we encourage people to come with us to heaven. It doesn’t take much, but a life given over to Jesus in this life. However, so many people like others say they don’t care enough to go to heaven. To them, we are making it up anyways. These people who die in this fashion are God’s enemies. It is written, “and it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the Lord shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee. And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days’ journey: and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them in the three days’ journey, to search out a resting place for them. And the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp. And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.” (Numbers 10:32-35) It is important to know what side we are on. The side that follows God and is saved or the side that doesn’t and is not saved. You must make a choice today to do what God says in order to go to heaven. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will make the right decision when it comes to following You and being saved. Truly, there are only two paths in this life. A broad way that leads to destruction and hell in the next life, or a narrow gate that leads to life and paradise in the next life. I am grateful to know that you have placed me on that path that leads to life eternal in heaven. I owe everything to know that I am now saved and will be able to experience Your kingdom when I die. You saved a wretch like me and placed me on a path where there is light. I may have enjoyed what I was doing in the flesh while I lived in willful sin, but this only led me further and further away from You and into darkness. The enemy kept that part from me for so many years, which caused me to think that I could just repent later and I would be fine. Thankfully, You continued to work in me and prick at my heart, in order to help me understand how sinful the things I was doing were. You heard my cries and I am now indebted for Your forgiveness. I owe everything to You, Jesus. I pray that many others will also be saved. I love You. Amen.