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What If There Were No Consequences?

Suppose there were no consequences (or reward) for doing right or wrong - which would you do? How would you live? What would your moral compass look like?


This introspective question was posed to me by Farley Snell, a man and minister I respect a lot.


It’s an interesting question. What if you could do wrong, have success and no one would discover your wrong doings - how would you then live?


The author of Psalms wrote “Happy are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord’s teachings. Happy are those who keep his rules, who try to obey him with their whole heart. I have taken your words to heart so I would not sin against you. I enjoy obeying your demands, and I will not forget your word.” (Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭1‬-‭2‬, ‭11‬, ‭16‬ ‭NCV‬‬)


Is this true for you or do you follow God for reward and to avoid discipline or punishment?


The Apostle Paul said to the believers in Christ; “God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him.” (Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭13‬ ‭NCV‬‬)


Our actions and lifestyle reveal what we are in love with. We can love anything or anyone. And our love drives our decisions.


Jesus once said “Your heart will be where your treasure is.” (Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭21‬ ‭NCV‬‬)


I suppose the base question is “Why do you do good and Godly things?” What is your motive? What are the desires of your heart?


What is Lord of your life? Is it you? Is it another? Is it something else?


As the Psalmist wrote, happy are those who keep God’s rules. It’s so very true.


LORD, help us to desire you and your ways. IJNIP amen ♥️



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