I’m not up to speed in our study of grace. I am still just marveling at how much our loving God lavishes us with so much that we do not deserve. He not only shows us mercy by withholding deserved punishment, but he gives us the things we need, things we want, and more. I’m thinking on a mankind or societal level.
So I have written this paragraph to ratchet up emotions and demonstrate that mankind can do the most disgusting and sinful acts and God still gives us his grace. So as Christians, what are we supposed to do? React to our emotions over things like this and retaliate “on God’s behalf”? Finger pointing, strong words, maybe some FB posts?
Last week Chuck Swindall was preaching on Christ’s sermon on the mount. The section on loving your enemies speaks to me in this situation. The pro abortion crowd being my enemy here, certainly an enemy to our new little ones. In Matthew 5:44-45, Christ says,
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you, so that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
God’s grace to us all.....and if I can truly embrace this and act accordingly, God’s will is done and his grace will abound on even a higher level.
For me, I think my understanding of grace and the need for future grace is growing but not complete.