Ephesians 5:6 “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
We live in world where people want to be told what they “want” to hear rather than being told what they need to hear. The Bible says that we should avoid being deceived with vain words, or rather, “empty words”. We cannot be a generation of ear ticklers and crowd pleasers. I think this verse highlights the fact that God is very displeased with disobedience. Those that live a life of complete disobedience toward the Lord and His Word should expect His divine wrath. God’s wrath is something that we must never take too lightly. We have to overcome the fear of rejection, and realize that people are in complete need for truth. My heart breaks because we are wasting moments, and messages trying to make sinners feel better about their sin, when God says that His wrath is kindled toward those that live out lives of complete disobedience.
- To Those That Are Believers – Quit trying to be a crowd pleaser, and start speaking truth to those that need to hear it. Truth can be presented graciously and tenderly, but we need not avoid allowing people to hear just what they want to hear.
- To Those That Are Non-Believers – If you don’t obey the call of God in your life then God’s wrath is what is to come for you. A life of disobedience will result in the experience of God’s wrath.
Today’s Challenge: Please make sure we solidify our words with something that people need to hear. May our conversations be more than just hollow, empty, vain words.