I know the joy of not following the advice of unbelievers,
refusing to spend a lot of time with those who do not honor God,
and avoiding groups of people who have no respect for God.
I delight in God’s Word. When I am focused on my relationship with God, I am like a tree planted along the riverbank, fed each day, all day by the Living Water. Jesus grows fruit in my life as he gives me love and wisdom and strength.
This is not true of those who rebel against God. Their lives are scattered by the wind – they will be judged and condemned by God. Unfortunately, when nonbelievers leave this earth they will be forever separated from the One they refuse to believe in.
Each day, God watches over all of his children with love and grace, but the path of those who don’t have faith in Jesus leads to destruction.
Amen, Abba Father.