Saturday, January 4, 2014

A lot of sin? Always more grace!

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Beyond the classroom, school taught us about a system; a system of reward and punishment. If you did well, you were rewarded and honored, if you failed, you were punished and held back. Indeed, we're taught this mindset in countless other places. This is a view of reality that has been around since the beginning of our history. Its good to understand the laws that govern your relationships with others, your community and the world but the wrong idea of how your Father treats you is catastrophic.

But God does not deal with you according to your performance. He sees you with an infinite and pure love. He treasures you more than you can imagine and is in fact delighted with you. So why do you expect evil to come from the hand of your Father when you sin?

When a woman was shoved in front of Jesus who had committed adultery, Jesus not only humiliated her accusers and sent them away, He then proceeded to lift this woman up, free her from guilt and then bless her telling her "Go and sin no more." He didn't scold her, beat her or throw rocks at her head. When you fail, mess up and do stupid things, you know it; your heart begins to condemn you and the people around you judge you. But do you know what God does when this happens? He extends His hand to you, pulls you up and showers you with even more favor. You expect His hand to hit you, but He is just reaching out to strengthen you, bless you and make you prosper even in your weakness!

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17

"... where sin abounded, grace abounded much more." Rom 5:20

By David Roiel
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