“Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths” (Psalm 118:105)
In this dark and cold world, where the destiny of human lays in a deep desire of life, a spark of light seems to be mans last hope for salvation. Turning back to the spiritual journey, it is clear how following the rule lead us all the way through. Just as Prophet David said, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths” (Psalm 118:105)
GOD’s words are light within this world curving our steps into reaching him; our faith helping to see the lamp and the light shining to brighten upfront.
Tough their lack of faith blinded and deafened those rebelling from his words; the shepherd is always calling his sheep. During his first coming our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in transient way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of stranger.” (John 10:1-6)
Hominid shall always remember his words and obey his commandments. This being the truth most refuses to accept it; they are living in pretentious life and in denial. They prefer to lie rather than speak the truth; defy GOD’s command than to obey it; rebel than live in harmony and sin than to be virtuous.
Many sank in without them knowing the depth; it is like the Bermuda drowning a human’s body; the temptation of worldly life drove them to evil. They are imprisoned by their own devilishness. Wealth, Modernity and worldly power exceed over their desire of living real life. As their thirst of appeasement and transient bliss swells, the more evil they became. Weak as they are, Satan is ruling these heresies; their devious tongue calling GOD’s name only, but have an impure heart.
As LORD Christ said “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Numerous are following satanic beliefs without the will of salvation. Watching them over from above and his anger exceeding; his lenience’s, GOD brought all the massacres and plagues to destroy them. The only reasonable explanation for the incurable disease Corona to surface on earth is the consequence of the outrage of heterodoxies and sinners depravity. (Matthew 7:21)
But to those living by GOD’S rule, his words guides them; paving their way and leading them into the everlasting happiness within GOD’s kingdom. Our LORD and Savior Jesus have said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Their heart as a white as snow, righteous worship GOD their entire life. Their forefather’s ancestors and children all abide his law; their pure soul then enters heaven. Every human ought to be as pure as children, for them to get salvation. That is why LORD Jesus Christ said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14)
How inopportune for those parents with no interest of taking their children to Holy Church; only focusing on providing parental guide in a worldly growth and secular education; raising them to be modernized youth, exposed by the negative impact of globalization. Their youth hood poisoned by erroneous perceptions, influenced by their parents, youngsters grows up without learning word of GOD and Christian liturgy. Moreover, they become drawn to evil deeds for they were praised for it at their childhood.
Devoid of the tendency to live by the commandments, more evil they do which their children also inherits. Only few have the will and diligence to live by his rule worshiping their GOD. His words affirming these are “one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:5)
Thus, humans shall be Orthodox Tewahdos, with one faith and Religion. Christians shall live by his law; informing the disciples, LORD Jesus Christ ordered them to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19)
All baptized in the name of Jesus Christ vowed to inherit GOD’s Kingdom. But after baptism of infancies, the need for all to develop in faith and its expressions according to the standards of the Christian life is as stated in the Holy Bible. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Corinthians 13:11)
For GOD to accept our penitence and guide us to eternal life, we ought to live under his command; “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth; and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Awake sleeper, arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:8-14)
May GOD be a light to our path, Amen!