Jesus doesn’t tolerate sin, but he does forgive it. If we want to get the gospel right, we must understand both parts of that sentence. If we miss the first part, we don’t take sin seriously. If we miss the second part, we lose the grace of God.
“For the child of God, there are no accidents, only incidents” (Roy Zuck). That’s the best one-sentence summary of Romans 8:28 I’ve ever seen.
God so delights to save sinners that he saves people I wouldn’t save if I were God. But if knew myself better, I would be more amazed that he saved me. It’s all grace all the time. Smile and be glad that God included you.
If our sorrows do not drive us nearer to God, then for all practical purposes they are wasted on us. How sad to stumble and then to suffer and to be none the better for it. And how much worse if we stumble and then suffer and then become bitter against the Lord or against […]
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace today. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Amen.
“Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise, Thou mine Inheritance, now and always: Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.” From the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.”
Lord Jesus, may I never be ashamed and never hesitate to pick up my cross and follow you. Amen.
You aren’t good enough, and you never were. Will you admit that? Jesus is more than enough, and always will be. Will you believe that?
“Faith is not the absence of doubt; it is continuing to follow Jesus in the midst of doubt.” J. D. Greear
“Leave behind your regrets and mistakes Come today there’s no reason to wait Jesus is calling Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy From the ashes a new life is born Jesus is calling” “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship
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