This is only for Christians. If you are not a Christian, then it will not mean anything to you. This message is only for those who believe in Jesus Christ the Messiah.
So many times Christians talk about grace but, they do not understand it. Grace does not mean ‘live in sin’, NO! Grace does not mean that you can sin KNOWINGLY and ask God for forgiveness, NO! The Bible says:
Hear me friends, I’m not saying that God does not forgive sins, He is God, He says that He will show mercy who He chooses to show mercy. What I’m saying is, once you know the truth, you have no excuse.
Imagine if your five year old child does the same mistake over and over again. Obviously, you’ll forgive her because she’s still just a child. How about if she repeats that mistake over and over again until she’s twenty. You might forgive her. How about she keeps doing it until she is forty? Would you easily forgive? Sooner or later, you will get tired of forgiving the same mistake. You expect to see some kind of growth in your child, some degree of maturity, is it not?
Maybe and maybe not…. But definitely if it is a spouse, you will not forgive because we expect our spouses to be ‘grown up’. If your spouse comes home from the pub every morning at 3am and apologise each time with promises of not repeating the same mistake again, would you be so forgiving after ten years of marriage? How about twenty? The day will come when you decide that you have had enough. You see this repeated behaviour as proof that the other party is not willing to put in some work to make the relationship successful. This in actual fact is a statement that says, ‘I don’t take you seriously.’ Is it not?
We always say that when a person is truly sorry, they will make an effort to change the unwanted behaviour, is it not? So God expects the same from us.
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IF YOU KNOW BETTER, THEN DO BETTER. Shabbat Shalom.
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