Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the Law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the LORD your GOD, as ye have done unto this day. For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your GOD, He it is that fighteth for you, as He hath promised you. Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your GOD. (Jos 23:6-11)
We too, must understand that our walk with GOD is not as equals, neither can we go through this life alone. Without Him we are nothing, and can do nothing, for He alone is our life, our power, our righteousness, and our victory. We must recognize our need of Him in all things, His great Salvation from our sIn through His Son Jesus Christ, His providence to meet our needs, His watch care over us as His dear children, and His Word to correct, guide, and instruct us in all matters of faith and practice while we live this life we now live in Him and through Him by faith in Him and Him alone.
We who have come to GOD by repentance and faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary are to live surrendered lives, totally trusting in Jesus Christ that He might work through us and for us. As His ministers, we take the Word of reconciliation to those around us who are hurting and in need, that they might see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. As disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we love one another as He loved us, and equip, encourage, and enable one another as we grow in the Word of GOD into the full measure of Him. As His witnesses, we take the Word of GOD and the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Spirit of GOD to this lost and dying world, that those who hear and believe the Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.