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.