Psalm 51:6b Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being
Many people today tell me that they follow God by going to church or praying or being nice. Those are great things. However, God is primarily concerned with the heart. The Bible says that man’s heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. Even though we might live externally good lives (according to what society tells us), we were born with sinful hearts.
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
If the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy never produces a world champion or Olympic Gold medalist... But the Gospel goes out into the whole world and disciples are being made, I can say that my job is complete.
1 Samuel 16:7 Man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart.
Throughout this blog, I will be quoting the Bible and then commenting on it.
Many people ask me why I read the Bible, pray, go to church, follow after God, and share the Gospel with others. That’s a good question!
John 20:31 says, “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
In this blog posting, I’ll be sharing with you both bad news and good news!
Are you good enough to go to heaven? You are probably thinking to yourself… “Yes, I’m good enough! I haven’t killed anyone, haven’t robbed any banks, and I don’t do illegal drugs. I’m much better than many other people.”
Now let’s look at God’s standard (God’s moral law) called the 10 commandments. If God judges you by His standard (seen below) would you make it to heaven?
Matthew 7:24-29 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.