Where Is Your Commitment?
Will your commitment leads to death or life?
To commit to someone or something means that you have made a personal pledge to stick with that person or thing regardless of the circumstances.
God wants us to stick with Him through thick and thin.
God doesn’t want us to waver in our faith in Him.
Neither does the Lord wants us to be indecisive having one foot in while leaving the other foot outside just in case things doesn’t work out.
All our attention must be focused on God because in Him we will find fulfillment.
It is easy for us to become entangled in sin.
The Lord said that His people have committed two evils.
First, they have forsaken God who is the fountain of living waters and secondly, they have dug out broken cistern that can hold no water.
This appeared to be a frustrating position.
The people have forsaken the everlasting flowing water that can give them life and the cistern that they build to store the stagnant water are broken.
As soon as water is poured into the broken cistern it flows out.
Lack of water will lead to death and this is the position where a commitment to sin will lead you.
The Bible states that whoever is committed to sin is of the devil and is a servant to sin.
However, all is not lost because Jesus Christ, the living water, came and put to death your sins on the cross and rose that you can have life.
You do not have to continue to build up the broken cistern of sin, but you can receive the fountain of living water that will never run dry.
References: Jeremiah 2:13; 3:8; John 4; John 8:34; 1 John 3:8
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (2 Timothy 1:12)
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. (2 Timothy 1:14)
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:15)