Summary: Not all godless people are bad. They just don’t want to commit their lives to God for some reasons. They consider being a freelance as an advantage. If being godless is practically an advantage, then why should I need to believe in God?
WHY SHOULD I NEED GOD?
You may be surprised if I tell you that not all godless people are bad. But they just don’t want to commit their lives to God for some reasons. They consider being a freelance as an advantage.
In fact, godless people consider themselves a practical people. They have more times for themselves since they don’t have to come to church. They have more freedom since they don’t have to believe that there is God who will put into judgment everything that they have done. They are free to spend more extra time for their pleasures and there is no conscience whatsoever to bother them if they commit anything against morality.
If being godless is practically an advantage, then why should I need to believe in God? Why should I need to surrender my life to God, obey His word and do His will?
Let us read our text today about a man named Esau, the man who was called godless by the bible.
Heb 12:16 Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau. He traded his birthright as the oldest son for a single meal.
Heb 12:17 And afterward, when he wanted his father’s blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he wept bitter tears.
Though Esau has been called by the bible as godless but he is not necessarily a bad person. Like many other common neighbor today, Esau is a good son, a good brother and maybe a good citizen. However, he was called godless because he decided to live his life without God.
Esau is a self sufficient man. He can carry himself alone. He is a hunter, a man with probably has strong physical built and a brave heart. His own ability to live without any help from others tends him to decide to live on his own. Though he has a grand father who has been called the father of faith (Abraham) and a father who is highly favored by God (Isaac), a brother who has been blessed by God (Jacob) but we did not see a single time that Esau prays, worship or built any altar for the Lord of his fathers.
Based on our scripture text today, let us see the first reason why we need God in our lives. We need God because:
I. PERSON WITHOUT GOD IS LIKE A WANDERING SHEEP IN THE DESERT WITHOUT SHEPHERED
Heb 12:16 …“godless like Esau”…
Godless Esau is a mirror of many people today. Godless means they do not have God in their lives. They do not want to obey God. They want to do their own thing. Esau is motivated by his love for this world. He doesn’t care for his eternal future. He doesn’t care God. He doesn’t care for spiritual ways. He doesn’t care for his soul.
Godless people are like wandering sheep in the desert without shepherd. They want all the freedom to do all what is pleasing to their eyes. They don’t want any master to tell them what they should do. They hate the idea of keeping any divine laws hence they reject the idea of having a God who must be obeyed and followed.
But those people are also vulnerable to the attack of the enemy. They have no shepherd to protect them when the beast of the field attacks. They are helpless and powerless without the hedge of God’s protection.
Those people wants blessing but they don’t want to yield to do God’s will. When disaster and problems comes, they blame God for not protecting them. Those people want to use God. They want God to bless them but they do not want to surrender their lives to God. They don’t want to make Jesus their Lord and King of their lives.
Using the life of godless Esau, let us see the second reason why we need God in our lives:
II. PERSON WITHOUT GOD MAKE A DEAD WRONG DECISION
Heb 12:16 “He traded his birthright as the oldest son for a single meal”
Esau chooses the wrong priority. He is interested only for what can satisfy the longing of his flesh. He cares only for his stomach and he doesn’t care for the things that will please God.
Esau’s attention is focus only on the things of this world. In Hebrew legend; Esau had come to be looked upon as the entirely sensual man, the man who put the needs of his body first. Legend says that while Jacob and Esau were twins and were still in their mother’s womb, Jacob said to Esau: "My brother, there are two worlds before us, this world and the world to come. In this world men eat and drink and traffic and marry and bring up sons and daughters; but all this does not take place in the world to come. If you like, take this world and I will take the other." And Esau was well content to take this world, because he did not believe that there was any other