Do not set foot on the pathway of the wicked nor walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it, turn from it and go on your way because they cannot rest until they do evil things. They are robbed of sleep until till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. Pro 4.14-15
Enough has been said. Just protect yourself and don’t get in involve with bad people. It is better to walk alone then run with the wrong crowd.
According to Jesus words in Luke 16.19-31, the dead will have a lot of time to think the life they passed from along with relatives and friends who are still alive. I have heard that convicts in jail do a lot of thinking as well.
But it is the dead, that we wish to focus on in this article, because if they die outside of Christ, they won’t be resting in peace. Isaiah 48.22
Currently a dead person is agonizing over his past life. The dead cannot change their works because deeds follow men into eternity. Revelation 14.13. I cannot help but wonder about the Uvalde Texas shooter. No doubt this man is in agony about his decision to shoot up that school. If the guy could come back to life, he wouldn’t shoot up that school.
After death, one will have plenty of time to reflect on the life lived and it will be fear of destruction or joy of eternal life with Christ. Philippians 1.23
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man Matt 15.18-20
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
2 Cor 5.10
There are decisions made which touch others. This nation is suffering because man has decided to wage war creating high gas prices. Others have decided to fire guns into crowds hoping to kill their enemy. Men by actions make life miserable for others. Only by changing how we feel toward the word of God. Can things get better. The world needs the word of God. The world needs people willing to go to church, worship the Lord and learn of His ways. This advice will create a godly community.
There was a time non-Jews weren’t welcome with the gospel. But all of that changed when the Lord decided to allow other people into His Kingdom. The story of the vision of Peter is truth of that fact. Look at Acts 10.9-16. “ The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about [a]the sixth hour and he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” And the voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has [b]cleansed you must not call common.” This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.
The vision was God informing Jews that a change was on the way. When God authorizes change, no man can reject it. That is why Peter asked in Acts 10.48, is there anyone who could reject the baptism of Cornelius, because he wasn’t Jewish. The answer is none, God was accepting them. God accepts any who conform to His word. Act 10.34-35.