Friday, June 26, 2015

Taking God's Grace "in Vain" ... (2 Corinthians 6:1-10)

Today's scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Paul went through so much more than most of us will ever have to experience: beatings, shipwrecks, imprisonment. Yet he was able to rejoice in all things. He never wanted to take God’s grace for granted.

I have to confess: I have been guilty of “receiv[ing] the grace of God in vain.” I am so very blessed in so many ways, and yet I neglect time in God’s word. I casually throw out a prayer here or there. I take my focus off of Him and put it on things that have no eternal value.

And then God blesses me with an answered prayer, or He gives me a splash of joy through an encouraging message from a friend.

My Lord Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice in payment for my sin. God’s grace—His unmerited favor—bridged the gap that separated me from Him. He gave everything for me.

How can I do anything but give everything back to Him? How can I take His amazing grace in vain?

Lord God, I pray for a heart that focuses on You. Help me to be overwhelmingly grateful for what You’ve done for me. Let me not take Your grace for granted. Ever.


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