“Ah! What is this I have done.
Alas! my iniquities have found me.
Ah! I was warned”.

Abijah ran into the inner Chamber of the Temple, hoping the veil of the ‘chamber’s righteousness’ will cover his transgressions. He was warned!

Darkness enveloped the cubicle of the Chamber. Nonetheless Abijah knelt face down to the floor of the cubicle, to hide his face from the invisible beam of light that reflected his conscience. He sobbed profusely while his conscience spoke:

“For a morsel of meat, I have denounced my faith

For the price of fame, I have sought after foreign gods

For the approval of friends, I have been quiet about the grace of God that once saved me

For ambition, I have frustrated the vision entrusted to me

For the fear of persecution, I have hidden my Cross

For the pain of rejection, I have taken popular opinions and forsaken the will of the Father

For the pleasures the world offered, and for the comfort my flesh demanded, the gospel of Christ have suffered in my hands

In my pursuit of riches, I have abandoned the house of my Creator….

Ah! Many are my shortcomings and many are my iniquities, because I have frustrated grace and taken for granted the death of my Saviour…

[Abijah means: God is my Father] *****************************************************************************************
Friends perhaps you have never been an infidel or you have never treated the Gospel of Christ with levity, please do well to ask for mercy and increasing grace never to.

After that night in the garden of Gethsemane, two men’s destinies were at the mercy of their individual actions/decisions.

They had both betrayed the LORD(regardless of the difference in magnitude), but they did not make similar decisions.

One was remorseful, broken and repentant. He obtained mercy. The other was shameful, infuriated and suicidal — preferring to cover his shame — so his story ends.
Beloved, we are in that season of decision again, when we usually commemorate the Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Please soberly reflect on the ‘Passion of Christ’ for you & I and make or reaffirm your decision that the Lord’s sacrifice over your life will not be in vain.

Remember Jesus said:
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. [33] But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”. Matthew 10:32-33 KJV

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