- Our souls long for God against our will. We are created in God’s image and our souls long to be in relationship to our Creator.
- Our hearts are hardened with hatred. The longer we resist God, the harder our hearts become. We don’t need to look very deep to discover how much hatred stands between us and God.
- Our minds are closed to Truth. Apart from God, who is the only one who is before all and after all, omniscient and omnipresent, who knows every detail of every life, we are willing to settle for what we think life is about, never knowing how little we knew.
- Our eyes are blind to sin. We think we are doing our own thing, that we have free will to live our lives as we choose. We do, but every day we choose to live this way we are separated from God, doing harm to ourselves and to everyone around us.
- Our ears are deaf to God’s voice. From the time we are born until the time we die God is reaching out to us. We do everything we can to keep from hearing Him.
- Our time is obligated to our own desires. Until we discover God’s desires for our lives and for the world, we will never know how empty the hours, days, and years were we spent pursuing what we wanted.
- Our desires are impure. The best we can hope for when pursuing our own desires is impurity in mind, body, and soul. God’s holiness cannot be imagined apart from Him.
“This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
John 3:19-21 (HCSB)