I wonder about people who call themselves Christians and are not. They may go to church on the weekends, but where is their heart towards God during the week? People’s eyes are glued to their TV or phones, and this is the evil society we live in. If it isn’t binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix or sports teams, people are playing video games on their gaming console, PC, or phone. This is taking up the majority of people’s time at home. What is very odd is when I ask people to stop and read the Bible for 5 minutes first, they throw a fit or ignore me. And so we have people living day to day for themselves and not for God. So are they saved just because they say they believe in Jesus? Absolutely not. As Jesus said, “not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21) Many people want to go to heaven, but few people want to live for God and do His will. Instead, living for themselves is most important in their lives.
So what should people do? The answer is, to give up our TV watching and/or playing video games for God’s sake. If this is too hard, then start with 5 minutes a day reading the Bible and praying before doing anything else for yourself. As days go on, increase that amount of time to 10, 30, later on, an hour, and so on and so forth. I will confess to you that I spend no time watching TV, and playing video games is just not important. This is because I have done what I have invited you to do and my life is changed. Seeking God first is what I preach, for I live this out daily. This is, therefore, one of my favorite verses in the Bible. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) Now, let me tell you something important for your salvation. If you heed to this verse in Matthew 6 and 7 above, I guarantee that You will have no fear when death comes your way. God has a place prepared for you in heaven because of your faith in Jesus. Heaven is our reward. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will turn to You with their whole hearts. Not simply saying they believe in You, but practice what they preach. Many people say they believe in You, but at the same time, don’t live for You. Instead of coming to You in prayer and Bible study, people’s attention is on their phones or TV. This is really sad. I can just imagine what is running through people’s minds when people die and knew that they gave up their most precious time for stupid things that cannot save them. You have judged them justly, and unfortunately, these people I love are in hell. God, this life is short. Put an urgency in peoples’ hearts to get right with You before it is too late. Do what You did with my friend Mark Rasmussen. It was two months ago that I called him up, while he was lying down dying of cancer. Truly, truly, he confessed his sins, proclaimed that You are Lord, and asked for You to save Him. God, I know that You heard his prayers that day. We were both comforted as we talked and prayed together. Lord, He is in heaven with You now. I can’t wait to see my brother again. I love You, Jesus. Amen.