Suicide or Submission?

Suicide

In refusing to submit themselves to God’s Word, the vast majority of people in our world have chosen to walk in moral darkness and death rather than light and life.

The Way of Darkness
The Way of Darkness

“God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”  (John 3:17-21 NASB)

There’s a heavy price to pay for choosing darkness over light. “The way of sinners is hard, and its end is destruction.” (Proverbs 13:15)

The Way of Light and Life

In contrast, as the ancient prayer (Etz Chayim) states, the way of the Lord is “a Tree of Life to those who hold fast to it, and all those who cling to it find happiness. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.”

Like most people, I have experienced despair to the point where the #Destroyer tempted me to commit #suicide. He is the enemy of our souls, and of God’s good plan for your life. People who act on the Destroyer’s temptation to kill themselves permanently terminate their own potential success in this world. They jump off a cliff into a bottomless pit, not knowing what awaits them in the dark abyss of death below.

Terminated Potential
Terminated Potential

Likewise, all the people who don’t jump, but who unthinkingly follow the way of darkness all their life–they stumble into the same abyss–dying without achieving their potential as a son or daughter of God. In effect, they commit slow suicide by rejecting the light and life they could have apprehended. On the scoreboard of life, their clock runs out of time but they haven’t scored.

So, instead of following darkness unto its eventual terminus of death, wouldn’t it be better to turn from your selfish path toward the Savior, and begin walking in His light and life?

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

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