“Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Just how important is it for us to draw near to God? When we draw near to God it shows that we believe that He is the answer to all things that concern us. The Word of God says that God has no pleasure in those that “draw back”. At the core of who we are there must be something in us that always causes us to draw close to God. If this is missing from our lives there is something that needs adjusted in regards to our perception and understanding of God’s nature and Who He is to us. When we understand that God is good, that He only has good in store for us and is unrelenting in His pursuit for His best for our lives we will run to Him. This does not mean He makes everything easy. Jesus did not have it “easy”. He dealt with all kinds of opposition. God knows what is best for us. Heading the other direction just reveals that we really don’t know and trust Him as we ought. Part of the process is to look deeper at our own hearts with honesty. This is a natural flow that occurs during our times of communion with God.
Jesus taught that the Word of God is sown in different types of soil and the result is different depending on the soil sown into, so we need to examine the soil of our hearts to see if there is anything in us that is not allowing the Word of God to take root.
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