Have you ever been convicted to make a drastic life change? Perhaps poor eating habits were ruining your health so you completely changed your diet. Maybe you stopped smoking or drinking alcohol to improve your health. This process is a “conversion,” a sincere change of thinking and living. But while a conversion to save our physical life is good, a conversion to save our spiritual life is the most important decision we could ever make.
Jesus talked to many people who needed spiritual conversion. When he spoke to the proud and stubborn Pharisees he said, “For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn (be converted), and I would heal them” (Matthew 13:15).
These people had closed their eyes, ears, and hearts to seeing, hearing, and understanding the truth Jesus was teaching. They held on to religious traditions and refused to change or be converted. The Pharisees loved their religion and didn’t want to be bothered. They were comfortable. In fact, God’s truth made them so uncomfortable that they shut their eyes, ears, and hearts to it. The result? They lost their souls.
Are you too comfortable in your spiritual life? Don’t be so committed to religious traditions that you are unable to accept what God is teaching through his word. We encourage you to begin reading the Bible daily and as you read be willing to change. We are offering a free Bible course to help you get started. If you’re ready for a spiritual conversion, start today.
FREE BIBLE COURSE
Call 267-713-WORD or write to Philly Bible Study, PO Box 24038, Philadelphia, PA 19139. The course is also available online at PhillyBibleStudy.org/jesus-the-way.