People make every relationship they are involved with more important than having one with Jesus. Every day people are getting into relationships with individuals many of which aren’t good for them. They go above and beyond for their relationships, yet they have no relationship with Jesus. People are concerned about relationships with their bosses, co-workers, creditors, significant others, family, friends, and others in general. Yet they have no concern about having a real relationships with Jesus.
There are many people who have lived this way for so long until it’s habitual. They focus on their relationships with everyone else, but don’t give time or thought about having one with Jesus. Sadly many of those who say they are Saints of God are guilty of this! They don’t know Jesus, they don’t have prayer lives, and they don’t give Jesus any of their time.
Many people go to church faithfully. Matter of fact I’ve heard many say how guilty they feel if they miss church. It’s sad how concerned people are with what others say about them missing church, yet have no concern about their relationships with God.
People go faithfully to church Sunday after Sunday without ever developing a relationship with God. Many don’t even know Him. A lot of people think because they go to church that’s all it takes. They are very wrong! Before anything at all a person has to accept the Lord as their personal Savior (Romans 10:9). No man or woman on earth can save a soul. They can usher those who choose to Christ, but Jesus does the saving.
We all must read the Word for self. The Bible doesn’t say try the spirit by the spirit. It says “try the spirit to see if it’s of God.” Those who don’t know Jesus or have a relationship with Him won’t understand this, because their eyes are on the creature and NOT the Creator. Many are being deceived, because they lack a relationship with Jesus the Son and God the Father. Instead of the Holy Spirit leading; people are being led by the word of man and NOT the Word of God. They are led by the feelings of their hearts. They are moving on emotions.
There’s nothing wrong with having a good relationship with the other people. However, when individuals are living to please others and are worshipping them they are wrong. It’s more important for many people to have these relationships then for them to have one with Jesus.
Nothing a pastor, boss, friend, significant other, family, or anyone else do or say will stand. The ONLY thing that will last and stand is the Word of God. If people don’t understand then they are liable to fall for anything and many have, because their eyes are closed. There’s no greater relationship then having a relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!