People who want nothing to do with God make themselves candidates for His ultimate judgment. They spend their days alienated from Him and will spend eternity banished from God’s presence unless they repent.
Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States, was reared in a godly home and admonished to accept Christ by his grandfather Jonathan Edwards. But he refused to listen. Instead, he declared that he wanted nothing to do with God and said he wished the Lord would leave him alone. He achieved a measure of political success in spite of repeated disappointments. But he was also involved in continuous strife. When he was forty-eight years old, he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. He lived for thirty-two more years, but was unhappy and unproductive. During this sad chapter in his life he declared to a group of friends, “Sixty years ago I told God that if He would leave me alone, I would let Him alone, and God has not bothered about me since.” Aaron Burr got what he wanted. – Herbert Vander Lugt
There is a way to stay out of hell, but no way to get out.
- January 19, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread