Proverbs 14:12 says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."
I've read this a hundred times before but today it really saddened me. There are people I know who think they are wise but they refuse to live by God's standards. They may be very intelligent but they refuse to know God's truth. Their life choices lead to pain and destruction but they blame others or bad luck. Evidence of God surrounds them but they just won't see it.
To those dear people:
If you think you are an accident of evolution and your existence serves no real purpose, then have believed a lie about your value.
If you feel a sense of outrage, injustice, or right or wrong, then you cannot deny a moral standard may exist that transcends you.
If a standard exist and you compare yourself to it, then you know that no human being is perfect.
If it's possible that a God exists who really loves you, then you know nothing would be more important than fixing the distance between you and a perfect God.
If you've ever really looked at Jesus, then you know that reconciling us to God was his primary purpose.
If you don't make peace with God through Jesus Christ, then you'll never have peace at all.