The punishment of choosing to live without God is to live without God.  To reject His Presence is to live empty.  To spurn His direction is to be lost.  To reject His wisdom is to live in foolishness.  To reject the council of His Word is to live your life by the council of others.  When God is left out we live without reconciliation, peace, and wholeness.  I choose to live my life with God.  I am preparing to live “forever” with Him!

“Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. “ Ephesians 2:12-13 (NASB)