Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Ex. 10; Luke 13; Job 28; 1 Cor. 14;

No matter what we do in life we often approach things with ourselves in mind.  This can even be true when it comes to our Christian walk.  I often hear people talking about their worship as if it was for them saying they didn’t like the song or didn’t get anything out of it.  I know I have been frustrated at times when I don’t think I am changing fast enough like growth is something that can be scheduled forgetting that I am not the only one in the relationship.  The point is it’s not about me, but Him.

Humility is a hard thing.  It can be hard to attain and even harder to maintain.  What is amazing is how God responds to it.  No matter who or what has been done, God is still God and He is full of grace and forgiveness when given the chance to show it.  Pharaoh was proud and very stubborn, but God responded even to Pharaoh’s humility with mercy.

“Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you.  Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and entreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only….And the Lord turned a very strong west wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Red Sea.” Exodus 10:16-19

I mean here is a man who has been persecuting God’s people for years and has cursed the name of God time and time again and yet respond’s to humility with mercy even though God knew it wouldn’t last.  It gives me comfort to know this.

My walk can be sporadic to say the least and it’s comforting to know that God will always be God and respond as God responds.  He won’t hold a grudge or say “not this time, now you have gone too far for me to forgive you.”  His grace never ends and his mercy is eternal.  Praise God.

Allen (allen4myfamily)

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