Thursday, February 5, 2015

God is Not an Enabler!

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Some godless people have sneaked in among us and are saying, “God treats us much better than we deserve, and so it is all right to be immoral.” They even deny we must obey Jesus Christ as our only Master and Lord. But long ago the Scriptures warned that these godless people were doomed.   Don't forget what happened to those people the Lord rescued from Egypt. Some of them did not have faith, and he later destroyed them.  You also know about the angels who didn't do their work and left their proper places. God chained them with everlasting chains and is now keeping them in dark pits until the great day of judgment.   We should also be warned by what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the nearby towns. Their people became immoral and committed all sorts of sexual sins. Then God made an example of them and punished them with eternal fire.

Jude 1:4-7

The Grace of God working through the Blood of Jesus on the Cross covers your sin, but does not enable you so you can sin even more!  If you believe that God's Grace is a "get out of jail free" card which you can use anytime you want to sin, you are tragically mistaken!  Jesus came to destroy the works of the Devil, not to promote them! 

The intoxicating lie that says it is alright to willfully sin and then ask God for forgiveness misses the point of the incarnation.  Judas Iscariot chose to betray Jesus and then threw the money back.  Why was Judas not received back into the fellowship of the disciples and why did he not become a prime example of the Grace of God? 

If you are carefully shaping your understanding of God around your fleshly desire to walk in sin, you are in for a rude awakening!  You must not take the Grace of God for Granted!  God's Grace is a rescue squad, not a pleasure boat! 

Even on a human level, what eventually happens to a man who purposefully gets in trouble and then over and over again calls 911?  You know how that will end!

"Lord Jesus, may I never look at Your great Grace as an opportunity to sin without consequence. Your love compels me to never even think about being unfaithful to You my Lord!  And may You be praised forever.  Amen."

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