WHAT ABOUT WILLFUL SIN? 022815

Domestic abuse shadow play; family and social issueI’m always talking about how God will take care of you if you’ll just trust Him.  But will He really?  Will He still take care of you even if you do something really bad; something you knew was wrong before you did it, and you did it anyway?  I mean like when you were doing it, you looked God in the eye and said, “I don’t care what you think;  I’m going to do this anyway”  Will God take care of you, even then, even after that?

Speaking from experience I’d say He will still take care of you, EVEN THEN, EVEN AFTER THAT.  Why would He do that?  1] Because He said He would, 2] because He must be true to Himself, even when you’re not true to Him.  3] Because He forgives you for the sake of Jesus; and 4] Because He’s been looking at your heart, and He knows you are really His, NO MATTER WHAT.  (That makes me shake my head, but it’s still the truth.)  I’m not saying God likes it. It hurts His heart when it happens; but God’s love is boundless; His vision is far longer and wider and deeper than we can imagine, and He knows that you’re still His; and He is still yours. Here’s some expressions of how this works:

2 Timothy 1:12: “ .  .  I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.  John 5:24: Jesus says, “If you pay attention to what I say, and trust Him Who sent Me, you have eternal life; you will never be condemned, you have passed from death unto life.”  Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that [GOD] who has begun a good work in you, [He] will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, (continue developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.)   Hebrews 13:5-6, “The Lord has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’; so we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, whom shall I fear, what can mere man do to me?

Just so you’ll know; we’re not talking about what people think or do; we’re talking about the One and Only, Supernatural, Almighty, Sovereign, Living God.  He can do anything He wants, and He does it every day; even save us from ourselves; even when we deserve to be punished.

There are many examples of this in the Bible: David, Moses, Abraham, Jacob, Saul of Tarsus.  They all did horrible things that were directly against what God wanted for their lives.  He may have (and usually did) chastise them and let them suffer for their actions; but He loved them and took care of them their whole lives anyway.

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