Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Minefield

Yesterday, I was considering what a mess this world is in and how it would not be in this mess had people obeyed the Lord and had done what He said to do.  As I was considering this the Lord impressed this upon me:

This world and this life are exactly like driving through a minefield.  Before any of us even gets started through this minefield we can see all around us burned out hulks of vehicles that strayed and hit a land mine.  The Lord has given us commands and instructions to successfully navigate this minefield but most people will not listen.  As a result they "hit mines" which results in a life that resembles the burned out hulk of a vehicle that struck a land mine.  Most people do not make it through the minefield (Matt 7:13-14), shouldn't that encourage us to pay more attention to His instructions?

Where in the Word is this ^^ supported?

Matt 7:13Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:
14Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.

... Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding
you today
, and do not go after other gods to worship them." ...
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/28-14.htm - 18k
... Be careful, therefore, to do exactly what the LORD your God
has commanded you; do not turn right or left!
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/5-32.htm - 18k
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. ... Do not turn
to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. ...
//biblehub.com/proverbs/4-27.htm - 17k
... Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left. ... Do not turn
to the right or the left from the decision they declare to you. ...
//biblehub.com/deuteronomy/17-11.htm - 19k
... instruction My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right
or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. ... 

//biblehub.com/joshua/1-7.htm - 19k

... "If you love me, obey my commandments.

... When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey
my Father's commandments and remain in his love. .

... Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love
him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

Obey and love are tied together in the 3 John verses above.  He loves us and does not want us to hit these 'mines' in life.

In other words, do exactly what the Lord told you to do because He knows where the mines are planted....

All believers will have tribulation in this life but how much do we bring upon ourselves through our disobedience and lack of attention to His commands?  It is something to ponder.

grace and peace