Who can name the price of disobedience? That price isn’t determined by the disobedient but by the authority over the one disobedient. That price is determined by another one at another time and many times at another location.
A thief may walk away with what belongs to another but there’s always a price to pay. That price remains a mystery and will remain hidden to be revealed at a later date.
Many who claim to believe don’t understand nor can comprehend the ultimate price of disobedience. Just as the rewards of obedience are beyond comprehension, the ultimate consequences of disobedience cannot be comprehended either.
Can a man rob God? Aren’t His eyes greater than man’s. To allow the thought that we can get away with anything, that God’s sees not, is truly shortsighted and ill-advised. We will all receive the just reward for our good or our evil, for our obedience and disobedience.
There is a Judge in the heavens that can’t be seen but sees all and knows all. When you truly believe this, you will act as a “believer”. For someone to claim to believe but doesn’t really believe that God knows all and sees all, isn’t really a believer and therefore cannot act as one.
Therefore their reward will be with those who never claimed to believe and will receive their portion with them.
Jesus qualified his true followers, those who truly believe. If Jesus passed by the majority of church-goers and said, “Follow Me”, the excuses would be no different than they were 2000 years ago. The excuses were nothing more than a manifestation of what a person valued.
Sometimes people meant more to themselves that Jesus meant to them. Sometimes their stuff meant more. The Lord recently spoke to me regarding the value we place on our stuff.
He said, “If your possessions mean more to you than me, then you can have them, but the price to keep them will be much more than you paid to get them.”
Jesus said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. To reject following and obeying Him is to reject life and well. The price tag on that ultimate act of disobedience is more than anyone can pay nor bear. No man can even comprehend the pain of their entire body consumed in flames nor can anyone comprehend that pain never ending.
The rejection of that possibility is why the world continues as it always has, enjoying life for the moment as it travels the broad path of disobedience.
How much is eternal life worth? Everything? How much will it cost us? Everything. How many are willing to pay the price? Few. Will you be among the few?
That is a determination we must all make and remember that he who endures to the end, the same will be saved. (Matthew 24:17)
So throw the excuse book into the fire because if we don’t, He will. Toss it into the fire because our excuses will only excuse us from His presence.
That is the ultimate price of disobedience.
It’s time to repent of our self-minded, rebellious ways and submit to His authority. For the rebellious will have their part in the lake of fire.
God designed each of us to know the difference between obedience and disobedience as He gave each of us a conscious to convict our hearts when we do wrong. It has always been our compass to guide us in the storms of confusion between right and wrong, good and bad.
The question is whether we’ve harden and thereby numbed our conscious through unrepented disobedience or have we sensitized our conscious through repentance of disobedience and acts of obedience.
None of us have gotten away with anything. Repent therefore and be restored to your former condition.
“Therefore this is what the LORD says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; – Jeremiah 15:19
Repentance will restore your innocence and childlike trust. Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)
God designed each of us to trust our Heavenly Father as much as little child unquestionably trusts his parents.
It’s time to quit questioning. It’s time to quit doubting. It’s time to time to trust in the Lord with all of our heart and become a true believer.