February 3, Saturday

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The fool has said in his heart, There is no God.

Psalm 14, 1.

Many people today maintain that there is no God, and no-one can prevent them from making such an assertion; only one question remains: is it true? The freedom to express one’s personal convictions and opinions does not preserve us from errors.

It was no different almost two thousand years ago. At that time the apostle Paul, one of the first and probably the greatest preacher of the gospel message of Jesus Christ wrote: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5, 20). He could do no more than request strongly. Nobody can compel anyone else to accept salvation in Jesus Christ. And God Himself, who has the authority, does not do so.

Someone once said very aptly: “In heaven there are only volunteers, and in hell, too!” The significance and scope of this fact goes further than it sounds. God wishes to win over to Himself those who take the step as a voluntary decision of faith. He wants those who realize why they love Him and who know His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

But to come back to our question. What do you really believe in your heart? Excuse the direct question, but you ought to answer yourself, or better still, for God! It may be that someone is hesitant to express himself or takes those around him into consideration. God, however, asks what is going on in our heart, our control centre, so to speak. If you do not yet know God, then read the Bible. Search the scriptures for Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.