God’s ways produce peace. Evil ways produce pain.

Thesis:  If you make Godly holy choices—you will ultimately be safe, joyful, and full of peace and tranquility.
If you make non-godly unholy choices—you will ultimately have pain, sorrow, and be full of trouble and unease.

God’s ways produce peace.  Evil ways produce pain.

God’s ways:
1.  God’s ways are just that—God’s ways:
God is in charge…I am not.  He has total right to tell me anything. He is the centre of the universe—He is ‘boss.’  He is right.  I have opinions on many things—but they are secondary to God’s opinions.  Plus, my opinions—are rooted in my lust for independence and probably wrong many times!

2.  God’s ways rule:
God is in charge—I am not. He is capable.  I am not.  I am not fine on my own. I need to bow to God and God’s ways.  

3.  God’s ways are Holy and Righteous:
The source of all goodness, holiness, and righteousness is God.  I choose to bow to Him.  I live in a world that is permeated with independence—so the world system is anti-Christ—It is against Christ.

4.  God’s ways ultimately end in peace, tranquility and eternal life:
The more I serve God, bow to His ways, walk in His presence—the more eternal life is infused into me.  God wants to share His image and desires within me. This is a process. The longer and more passionate I surrender, seek God’s ways, walk in His ways—the more peace and joy will fill my life. 

Saint Augustine states “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” 

Galatians 5:22-23  “But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”   
These are things that come from God’s ways. They are available to me through surrendering to God and His ways.

Evil ways

1.  Evil ways are my ways: 
 I’m in charge.  No one has the right to tell me anything.  I am the centre of the universe. I am boss.  I’m right. My opinion is thought through effectively enough to know I am right and I know best. 

2.  Evil ways are independent from God:  
God is not in charge—I am.  If there is a God, he needs to mind his own business and leave me alone.  I am capable. I don’t need to be told what to do. If there is a God, his work was done when he created the world.  We are fine on our own. I won’t and don’t need to bow to anything or anyone who is portrayed as ‘god’. 

3.  Evil ways are demonic and satanic: 
The source of all independence from God is Satan.  Satan, a once created beautiful and angelic being—by choice of his own will—began his ways of rebellion through independence. He decided that he himself was a good as—if not better than—God. That seed of independence from God has filled the world and permeated all persons. 

4. Evil ways ultimately end in pain and loss:

Evil ways effectively cut one off from eternal blessings and Godly oversight, direction, and protection. To say ‘no’ to God and total dependence upon Him—is to say ‘yes’ to the evil ways I have just described.  All evil ways ultimately end in pain and death. The ultimate ‘kill-joy’ is actually satan and not God. The longer you live evil ways, the closer you get to more pain, sorrow, and ultimately eternal death.


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