Some feel that the restrictions in the Christian life can drive the young people away from the Lord. But God is love and His laws serve as a wall of protection from the devil’s deadly ways. For a long time now, the youth have been on a freedom binge, rebelling against authority and law. What has been the result of it? Has it given them a safer, happier or fulfilled lives? No. On the contrary, it brought unhappiness, trouble and pain. Sin is deceptive and deadly “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Here is the good news: Christ can save and deliver the youth from destruction and give them eternal life “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). It is sin that destroys the soul not the so called restrictions. Jesus gives abundant life “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Jesus’ path should not be seen as filled with restrictions but rather as liberating “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18).
Jesus can mend the broken hearts of the youth “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28,30). God loves the youth and He offered His only Son to save them “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
In His service,
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