There are many who claim the Name of the Lord as their god. Many who religiously follow the doctrines of man with rigorous devotion – yet whose souls are empty. Starved for meaning. Hollow. Yet seeking.
They know there is more. Their God-like spirit tells them so yet no solution to their hunger is set before them. No satisfying “word of the Lord” is offered to them – only the mandates of men who promise them eternal life if they will but conform to their religious expectations and fulfill the duties set before them. Duties that are more of man than of God but are nonetheless presented as those of God.
It is those to whom God is saying “Come,” in our Day – those to whom He is offering true riches. Fine jewelry of precious stones if they will but give up their costume jewelry.
But to answer His call to come requires that they leave their present place of supposed security. The place of spiritual comfort and supposed life yet leaving them empty in their deepest inner being. Yes, they know there is ‘more” but they are willingly held captive by the institutions of man that have entrapped them and enslaved them with deceptions and even open lies.
The Father seeks those who will come in response to His call. Those who will abandon all for the sake of His Name. Who will abandon the approval of others. And the comfort of unthinking devotion to man’s religious precepts that are without Life – without Spirit because they are of man.
“Today” God is seeking those who will turn their faces toward Him. Their hearts now long for Him but their faces must be turned toward Him and that means to turn away from that which they have been turning toward. The spiritual costume jewelry. The religion that is devoid of Spirit because it is more of man than of God.
It is Today, as Matthew wrote: “As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.” Mt. 9:9 nasb
Follow: “to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him; to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple; side with his party,” https://biblehub.com/greek/190.htm
Ask Jesus what that means for you. Today.
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Holy Spirit give us eyes to see if we are truly following our savior or the costume jewelry. And give us a heart that is truly yours
Amen. Thank you sister!