This is a quote my wife read on a blog from someone who abandoned God:
“If the heart is self-seeking then it will read the Bible looking for what is permissible. If we were seeking something for ourselves then we would search for a loophole or a clause in the Scriptures which appear to make what we selfishly seek permissible. Firstly, the self seeking is wrong and then looking for Scriptural support for it only compounds the problem.”
This is so true. For when we leave the Truth of Scripture and begin to seek our own outcome, then what do you think the results will be? Will a person who still claims the name of Christ still have Salvation at the end of their life if they were self seeking? The apostle Paul wrote this:
5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. (Romans 2:5-11)
Let us consider our walk before the Lord and continue on the path He set us on. Let us ask the Lord for endurance and faith overflowing within us to finish the race. No matter how hard the narrow path is. For our Savior is awaiting our arrival at the end! What Glory and Praise and Joy there will be.
For those who fall away there awaits weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Take courage! Remember who you are called to be!