Isaiah 55:6-7 – Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
A life is a terrible thing to waste. Even God’s people can lose their way. We have but to look around us to see people who demonstrated faith only later to succumb to temptation. These poor souls have erred from the faith seeking after worldly gain and pleasure above the service of God.
The desire for worldly wealth, power and fame have destroyed many. “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:10-12)
Eternal life is the result of a relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Like any relationship, we must invest in it to enjoy the benefits on this side of Paradise. Our fallen nature, the old man, must be crushed and the new man encouraged and strengthened through prayer and study of the Word. What lover does not read the letters sent by their beloved?
Seek the Lord while he may be found before sin clouds your vision, and fight the good fight of faith.