Friday, December 13, 2013
We Will Not Be Punished for the Sins of Our Fathers
Today I read Ezekiel 18 where the Lord tells the Israelites that they will be punished for their own sins, and not for the sins of their parents. That is a comfort to know, especially if you have parents that are not doing what they are supposed to do. It reminds me a lot of the second article of faith, that man will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgressions. We each of us have to make our own choices in life and we will have to stand by those choices one day. A good rule of thumb is, if you don't want to have to stand before God one day to explain why you did something, don't do it! Because each one of us will have to stand in front of Jesus Christ one day and explain our lives and the way we lived. That can either be a relaxed and enjoyable interview, or a very uncomfortable and heart-wrenching interview. The choice is ours and no one else's. Do what makes you truly happy. People who are sinning know that they are doing what is wrong, they can feel it, they have just turned down their conscience so that they cannot hear it anymore. But it's there and they will have to own up to what they have done like the rest of us. Just remember that God is always watching you and that helps curtail just about everything that we could do wrong out of your system. Try it. Until tomorrow.