Scariest verse in the Bible for Christians

Scariest verse in the Bible for Christians

As I was listening to a sermon recently, the Pastor commented, let me share with you the scariest verse in the Bible for Christians.

My ears perked up! “Scariest bible verse? What could it be?” I thought. He read:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 

Matthew 7:21

As I opened up the scripture in my Bible, I read on:

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Matthew 7:22-23

That truly got me thinking. And yes, I had to agree that this verse should make us as Christians pause and reflect. I started making notes.

Am I:

  • following Christ for recognition or fame?
  • playing ‘Christian’ because it is now a routine or an expectation?
  • using Christ to get the things I desire?
  • a Christian to look good to others?
  • following God’s will or trying to do my own thing?
  • choosing which commands in the Bible to follow instead of obeying Him completely?

Not my will

Not everyone who says Lord Lord will enter heaven. Only those who know the will of God. Do you know God’s will? Do you know the purpose that God has placed on your life?

As much as I daily pray to follow God’s will, I know that I fail repeatedly when the ‘doer’ in me wants to plow ahead and get things done. There are times when yes I want to help that person, or go out of my way to ‘show’ my Christ-likeness, but am I doing it in God’s will? Sadly, many times I am not.

In those times, I failed to trust God. It reminds why it is so important that we have a very close relationship with Christ. A daily walk where we speak, pray and worship Him.

Food for thought: God is our best friend. He wants to hear from us every day. Matthew 7 verse may be the scariest verse in the Bible for Christians, but let’s not become so silent that at the end of our journey he declares, “Get away from me. I never knew you!”

Prayer: God of grace and mercy, forgive us. Forgive our nature to control our own lives and walk in our own will. Forgive us for not taking the time to build a close relationship with you – to become your friend. Have mercy on us. Holy Spirit guide and fill us with your light and teach us your will and purpose for our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen

May God’s grace, love and mercy be with you.

Have you ever been disappointed in God? Is God not answering your prayer?

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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