ABUSING GOD’S GRACE
4 weeks ago Evangelical Ministry 3
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” – (Romans 6:1-2)
Grace is akin to the extra time an individual gets to live after the doctors have shortened it in their estimation.
Grace is quite possibly the most beautiful but also the most abused gift that Jesus gave to us.
We know as humans, no matter how “good” we try to be as Christians, we can never work hard enough to please God by our own efforts.
However, that does not mean we should not give it our best.
In other words, we should think of grace as more of a set time or an opportunity for us to make our hearts right with God, not a chance to take advantage of it and live as crazy and on the edge as we can.
Many times our minds might make the justification that it is just plain too hard to live the Christian life.
But for one, God never asked us if we wanted the easy way out—He never did promise it would be simple, but He has said His burden is light (Matthew 11:30, KJV) and well worth it when compared to the joy that will come in the end.
In summation, anytime we sin more, repent less, obey God less, have laws which promote societies with less morality, make void God’s commandments – anytime we disobey what the word of God actually says and we do this under the guise of grace, we are actually abusing grace.
God never intended grace to be a license for sin but rather the means whereby we overcome sin. “For by grace you have been saved” (Eph. 2:8)…
…..HAVE A GRACE FILLED WEEK….