Reflections of life: What does God expect of man? || @elpastor
When a son commits a fault in front of his father, the father expects the son to repent and apologize to him. Every father loves his son and wants the best for him. The father strives to educate, teach, feed and dress him to the best of his ability. The father always takes care of him in his health and tries to give him the precise and adequate love. However, when a son commits a fault, the father generally wants that son to ask for forgiveness and he does not make the same mistakes again, but instead to follow the good teachings that his father has given him.
So, we can ask ourselves, what does God expect of us when we stray from his path and walk erring in life.
3 For this is good and agreeable before God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2: 3-4 King James Version (RVR1960)
What does God expect of man?
God loves man greatly, and according to his word God expects man to choose the right path for his salvation. God expects man to come to the knowledge of the truth. So there are two important things that man must consider in order for God to lovingly extend his hands. First, man must consider the way of salvation, there is no other way that leads man to true life, other than Christ.
Jesus said to his disciples, "I am the way, and the truth and the life, nobody goes to the Father, if not for me."
God expects man to choose the right path that will lead him before the throne of grace, and that perfect path is Christ. When man chooses his own path and despises the path indicated by God, the end of that path for man is death. For this reason, man sinks into the vices and pleasures of life, being deprived of the glory of God.
Second, God expects men to come to the knowledge of the truth and repent. Christ, also said, that He is the truth. He who knows the truth is freed from all yoke of darkness, "And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." God waits for man to receive the divine truth, which is Christ, so that Jesus breaks all curses of sin and breaks all chains. This includes, the chains of alcohol, drugs, adultery, fornication, lust and a set of yokes that tie man to evil.
What does God expect of man? Simply come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved. Christ is the truth and salvation for men. "If you hear his voice today, don't harden your heart."
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