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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#27~ You Can Lead a Horse to Water...

PASSAGE: "The people to whom I [God] am sending you are obstinate and stubborn . . . You must speak My words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious . . ." ~ Ez. 2: 4, 6, 7

"Yet your countrymen say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But it is their way that is not just . . . And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so." ~ Ez. 33:17, 19

LESSON LEARNED: We hear it all the time: "How can a loving God send people to hell?" My answer is: "He doesn't. People send themselves to hell." And then I explain . . .

Our time on earth is where our eternal decisions are made. We have the CHOICE of accepting Christ's death on the cross as payment for our sins & His glorious resurrection as the promise of our eternal life in heaven, in the very Presence of God, as a free gift IF ONLY we will simply accept it.

There's also an old saying: "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." In the simplest of terms, this fits what happens when we share salvation through Jesus Christ with unbelievers & they reject it. Remember, they are not rejecting us (though it feels that way), they are rejecting Jesus. So sad, but true. I shudder to think of an eternity spent in misery, separated from God and all whom I loved, while some eternal "video" continually replays all the occasions I had to accept Christ as Savior and Lord . . . and didn't.

God told Ezekiel,
we are responsible to tell, they are responsible to accept.

Go tell.

Come & join Nancy at A Country Mom & I, if you are not already participating! Each Wednesday, we dig into the Word of God & share what we are leaning. All you have to do is share a passage you have read during your devotions, share the lesson you have learned from the Lord & then connect with others who are doing the same & comment on their blogs. Let's learn from the Lord & each other.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Yes, we are responsible for "planting the seed". We can't make the choices for others. Great post!

  2. Thats great. God doesn't comdemn people or send them to hell, they do that to themselves.

  3. Thought provoking message today! Free Agency is such an important part of the plan. We can only tell and they must accept or reject.
    Blessing to you!


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