Over the last several posts we have seen the progress of a person living an ungodly life. Our society has moved further and further from God but His mercy is extended and available to any who will turn to Him.
Every person has sinned and missed God. Accepting Jesus and becoming a Christian does not mean a person will never sin again.
God’s goodness will always work to draw men and women to Himself regardless of how far they have drifted.
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
God’s mercy will always be extended to even the worst sinner. He is not the harsh and judgmental God that many have made Him out to be.
Intuitively every person has a knowledge of right and wrong. God has given us a freewill and it is our choice to live for Him or not too.
These are dark days and the world has drifted further and further from God. I have heard people talk about the pandemic of coronavirus as the judgment of God being poured out. It is a judgment but one that has come as a result of our nation drifting away from God’s loving protection.
I do not believe that God has poured out His judgment on the world as some are teaching. This is contrary to His nature and the judgment for sin has already been paid by Jesus.
So what do I believe about this pandemic curse that has changed the world as we know it? We live in a fallen world that is filled with the result of man’s rebellion with God. He has given us the choice to pursue Him or not too and the world has been moving away from Him for many decades.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (James 3:16)
Our world is filled with strife. Politicians are deadlocked due to their hatred of the other side and people purse their own plans and purposes with a goal of building their own kingdom. Society has turned their back on God and left the protection of His presence (Psalms 91) which I believe has opened the door to this virus.
So we see that all of us have fallen short of God’s goodness. I’ve heard people talk about how unfair life is and how they deserve so much better than what life has “thrown” at them.
I think it would probably shock us all if we got exactly what we deserve. It is only through God’s grace that we do not!
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (1 Corinthians 10:12)
There are far too many people who compare themselves with other people. Society lifts up sports heroes, celebrities, and business moguls and idolize them.
The only standard we should strive for is the one set by God’s Word. Jesus came to this earth and ministered as a man anointed by the Spirit of God. His ministry is the standard we all should be striving for.
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