Do you think it is a difficult thing to serve God, and do you say that Satan is easier to serve than God? If I read my Bible right, Jesus says “ Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy – laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. “ Mathew 12: 2 NKJV. I read the life of the sinner is hard. It is the devil who is the hard one to live for. If you doubt it look at the drug dealer in prison, right in the prime of his life. He has spent half of his youth in jail, and when he comes out of that miserable hole, he becomes a branded felon. Do you think that man will tell you, “ That the life of a criminal is easy” ? Go ask the poor drug addict, this person who is bound hand and foot, the slave of his device, who will go without food or a place to live so he can spend his last dollar to get high. Ask him if he has found the life of the sinner easy. “Easy ? The life of the sinner is hard and gets harder and harder every day !” Go ask the bum who stands on the street corner begging for change, or the people you see in your neighborhood hanging out by the store. With one loud voice they will tell you that their life has been absolutely totally miserable. The best way to settle this matter is to find out by the testimony of those that have served both masters. Those people who have over come drug and alcohol addiction. Those people that have overcome prison and have overcome homeless -ness. Ask them and they will tell you they want to stand as a witness for Christ. I, myself, will testify before all who ask that I have found Him an easy Master. I used to say, as you do, “ It is a hard thing to be a Christian,” and I thought it was; but now I tell you that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
We are brain washed from the day we are old enough to watch television that success is based on our athletic ability, our sexual conquests and our financial portfolio. The better we are at competing and conquering others the more our appeal is to the opposite sex and the more money we are worth. From the time we are little kids competing and defeating one another is what gets recognition. All that matters is that we win regardless of the consequences to others, the environment and ourselves. This is why in the end we will destroy this earth and the people in it; Simply because of selfish greed.
What really matters is the relationships we have with others. This starts with our relationship with God. Then comes our parents and our brothers and sisters that live on this planet with us. Developing strong relations should be your number one goal. Your mission should be the welfare of those around you. Always put others first regardless of their social status and financial worth. Let God care for you and your success will be measured in Heaven where your reward will be with you for eternity.