Encouragement Nugget - Don't Take Advantage of God's Grace!
Chosen by God!
"Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?" (Romans 6:1-2 NLT)
Though God is holy and absolutely righteous, more and more we are to relate to Him without fear as our loving heavenly Father. Though we are not to live our lives in constant fear of God’s displeasure, we must avoid taking advantage of His marvelous grace. His grace covers us but we should not knowingly do things that are wrong believing His grace covers it. Instead we are to live lives that please God.
“Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” (Romans 6:15-16 NLT)
We should never become comfortable with sin because God’s grace abounds. We should hate sin because God hates it and do everything to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Our lives should be impacting the world. We cannot conform to this world. We cannot compromise. Instead we must live God’s Word, especially these verses:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)
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Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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