Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Forward with Ron Moore

The Journey - June 9, 2015

  • 2015 Jun 09
  • COMMENTS

The Journey with Ron Moore

Playing the Grace Card | Psalm 78:56-64

Today's Passage: Psalm 78:56-64
Key Verses: Psalm 78:56-58

But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes. Like their ancestors they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow. They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols.
Grace: God gives us what we don't deserve. Mercy: God doesn't give us what we do deserve.

Everyone loves grace and mercy. We wouldn't exist without them. God's free gift of salvation is wrapped in grace. God's sustaining work of spiritual growth is undergirded by grace. God's gift of the Holy Spirit is his grace empowered. We love grace and mercy. That's why we have a problem with today's passage.

Along with God's grace and mercy is his hatred of sin. Sin is contrary to his Person and against his instruction. He hates sins so much that he sent Jesus to carry our sins to the cross - and sin has consequences. Whatever a man sows that will he also reap.

We will continue to embrace grace. It really is amazing, but it's not to be used as a trump card to sin. Let's be as adamant about obedience before sin as we are with grace afterward.

Father, thank you for your amazing grace. May we never take it for granted. May we never use it as a license to sin. Don't let us play the grace card when we desire to wander from your instruction. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Join us on The Journey at www.oneplace.com to listen to today’s broadcast. For more resources from Ron Moore, visit www.ronmoore.org. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter too!

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com