He expects you to screw up. What?! Yep, we all have a boat load of things we’ve “missed the boat” on. But, God is the best “cutter of slack” in the business. That’s a non-christianeze way of saying, “He has mercy in spades.”
About this mercy thing. As Christians who know at least a couple bible verses, we know that mercy is part of our salvation through Christ. In other words, we don’t get what we deserve. Well, you know…that’s not just wishful thinking. It’s true. But, what’s truer is the deeper meaning behind the word.
Mercy is not just pity, or feeling sorry for someone. The Bible idea of mercy has, at it’s heart. the purpose driven action of the stronger party making things right for the weaker party….even though they don’t deserve it.
I John 1:9 has two realities. It says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
If we “confess” our sins, He is faithful and just to …
- Forgive us (cancel the debt)
- Cleanse us (clean up the mess)
2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown Himself.”
My Abba Father Has.My.Back.
Easy to say. Not so easy to believe because of all the religious gar-bahge we’ve had piling up in our souls for so long.
HE.HAS.MY.BACK. My Father from Heaven has my back (front and sides, too).
And He has yours, as well. That’s part of the beauty and glory of salvation in Jesus.
Learn to lean on that. Learn to rest in that. That’s Good News!
What does that mean to you? Please comment.