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|Taking The Gift Of Grace For Granted by Hatima: 3:54pm On Apr 23, 2020|
In the old testament, God demanded his laws be kept so we may be blessed and be seen as holy. God's chosen people, "the Israelites" completely disregarded him at every step of thier journey. He was taken for granted because they knew the love he had for them and that regardless of how much they sinned, he always showed them mercy.
Unfortunately, alot of us, do the same today. Do you know why we are alive today and not experiencing the immediate wrath of God? Jesus is the reason!
John 1:16-17 says;
Indeed we have received grace after grace from his fullness for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Christ.
Grace in simple terms means mercy or pardon. Jesus brought with him the opportunity to reconcile with our heavenly father making him more accessible to us and the promises he has spoken over our lives.
Alot of 'Christians' who should that the moment you tag yourself a Christian, you are an ambassador for the kingdom of God, continue to sin and do what they aren't supposed to then justify their actions by mentioning 'King David'.
David is David! You are not David! When he sinned he genuinely repented and God forgave him although he faced the consequence for his disobedience.
Romans 6:15 says
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!
We are flawed beings..true. But is this an excuse to take God for granted? No! Do not sin repeatedly because our father is more accessible and you know you will be forgiven. it is unfair.
If you can't tolerate that as a human why should you do it to your creator?
The summary of this message is to search our hearts and see how we have taken God for granted and genuinely repent for time is short and we may not have to opportunity to. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, we see each day because of his grace over our lives.
God bless you
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