The IMPORTANCE of believing
John 20:31 tells us “these things are written that you might BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that BELIEVING you might have LIFE through his name”
Many people say that they believe in Jesus, but they do not…. because they fail to understand what the word “believing” implies.
people claim to “believe” in all sorts of things but what practical outcome results from such “believing” …. NONE…. and if called to take a life-or-death decision on such beliefs then we find that they are mere ideas without true conviction.
If you really believe the Scriptures then you will make certain changes in your life, your goals, your ambitions and your actions.
Witness the “Doomsday Preppers”, their whole lives are changed DRASTICALLY once they are converted to prepping….. and then everything revolves around prepping ….. they are called “crackpots” by their own families (but that does not stop them)….. they join the prepping community and their whole life literally revolves around prepping.
and so it is with TRUE Christians….. once they have been “born again” their life revolves around doing the will of God and fellowship with Jesus…. old things are passed away and all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Stop and take stock of your life today….. are you merely giving mental assent to a “belief” with no real impact on your life…. or are you “living for Jesus”
The Bible says “Let him that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Timothy 2:19)
The Bible says “Love not the world or the things that are in the world” (1 John 2:15)
How are you spending your time ? what are your priorities ?