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Saturday, June 05, 2010


God said of king David, "He is a man after my own heart" [Acts 13:22]. Yet we know that David was a man of war. He lied, had his good friend murdered, and on at least one occasion, committed adultery. How could God love such a man? Better yet, how could God allow this man to rule over the nation of Israel as king? The answer to those questions, can be wrapped up in one word: grace---not human compassion, but God's divine mercy, which is something you cannot earn on personal merit. When we come face to face with the reality of the cross, where God's love for mankind was displayed. In that Jesus died for all our sins, and in doing so, erased our guilt and shame. We begin then and only then to understand the radical nature of God's grace.

Let me be clear; God's grace does not give us a license to sin, our transgressions will always produce consequences. But no sin is so great that it can keep you from experiencing the Father's mercy, if you repent and ask for forgiveness. God could have turned away from you and me, but He chose instead to reach out in tender care. His love is stronger than any offense. No sinner is so far removed from our heavenly Father that he cannot come home to God. If there is anything standing between you and the Lord, bring it to the altar. Jesus said, "The one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out" [John 6:37]. For all eternity, God's love and passion have been fixed on you. No matter who you are or where you have been, His love reaches out to you.

The Bible says; "That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" [Romans 10:9]. Have you done this? If not I pray that today you will truly believe and confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Note! It is only through Jesus that you can be saved. Jesus said: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" [John 14:6]. God bless.