The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
The LORD is the redeemer of my life as I have taken refuge in Him. I believe that I take refuge in the LORD when I decide daily to serve and love the LORD. I think that looks like loving and serving serve the LORD with my all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. Giving all my heart to the LORD means that all my emotions are brought under submission to the LORD as I agree with the Word of the LORD and live it out according to God's will. Giving all my soul to the LORD means that I give my life to ELOHIM. No corridor, crevice, or room in the soul is blocked off from God when one gives their life to the LORD. Giving all my mind means my understanding, thought, and will are also submitted to the Word of the LORD. Giving all my strength to the LORD means that all my capacity belongs to the LORD and what I do is for the glory of God.
Ultimately, loving and serving the LORD includes a death walk.
Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
The mercy and saving grace of the LORD is for those who do not know the LORD and those who have not yet received the LORD. Mercy and saving grace are also for those in the family of God. I am grateful for this! Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” When one engages in sin, they will experience death according to scripture. I know the serpent said to Eve, “you will not surely die,” however death did come. Many influences in life try to persuade us that death will not surely come as a result of practicing evil, but the truth must be made known. The truth is that spiritual and physical death occurs as a result of sin.
My reflection on this truth surfaces the fact that I have not been as diligent as I can be in spreading the gospel to win souls in response to this passage of Scripture.
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.