Matthew 24:48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

It’s been over 2000 years since Jesus walked the earth and the apparent miracles we read about in the Word of God are few and far between. The longer Jesus stays away and the fewer miracles we see, the bolder people become to do things contrary to the Word of God.

Unless there is a major catastrophe, for some, there is no motivation to do the will of the Father. Like a teenager who has the house to themselves over the weekend, some people tend to act unruly in the world. The climate has changed. We’ve become numb to violence. We work around injustices. We’ve accepted ideals contrary to the Word of God.

Some of us figure we’re still successful and happy, so there’s no need to deny ourselves of something our flesh desires and live a holy life acceptable unto God. Some say, what’s the point?

First of all, living a holy life positions us to reap the maximum benefits of God. Secondly, we don’t know when Jesus will return. Would it be in our best interest if Jesus saw us getting high when He returned or having sex with our boy/girlfriend? I don’t think so.

Begin and/or continue to honor God with your life. It will be worth it in the end.