Leaning on Grace

James 4:17
 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

There are a lot people that are leaning on God’s grace that will find themselves sentenced to Hell on Judgment Day. Jesus died on the cross so that our sins will be forgiven but there seems to be a grave misunderstanding on this subject and its consequences are far too great to risk.

Jesus died so that we would receive grace and that our sins would be forgiven, but he did not die so that we can knowingly sin. Just because he offered salvation to us doesn’t mean that he granted us permission to do any and everything that we want to do. I’m sure most of you who are reading this can relate to what I’m saying in your own personal life.

If your 11 year old son is constantly lying, beating up other kids in school, and talking back, would you allow them to keep doing so just because you love them? Of course not. Does your love for them mean that it is okay for them to act in such a way and that you won’t get mad? Of course not! So why would our Father take pleasure in watching us do things that he doesn’t approve of?

Just because we can’t see him, doesn’t mean that he isn’t angry. There will come a day when he pours out his anger on those who deliberately disobey him. There will come a day when the liars, thieves, murderers, sexually immoral will have to pay for the life that they lived.

The devil wants you to believe that you can do all of these things plus some and that all you have to do is believe that God exists, and you will be pardoned. He wants you to keep gossiping about your neighbors and sowing discord because he knows that the Bible teaches us that it is an abomination to God. Whatever you do, don’t let the enemy trick you out of your spot in Heaven.

We serve a just God but that doesn’t mean that he is a push over. The good news is that he doesn’t expect us to be perfect and that he understands that we will make mistakes. He understands that there will be times that we come short but those that honestly try and also ask for forgiveness, will find grace.

We are going to be judged by the contents that are inside of our heart. Are you filled with love, peace, and the fear of God or are you filled with hatred, unforgiveness, violence, and discord? Whatever you are filled with will show in your deeds and your speech. The book of Proverbs tells us that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

It is impossible to be full of love, but treat everyone else mean and hateful. I urge you to not lean on grace, but to live in such a way that you know will be pleasing to God. Love the things that God loves and hate the things that God hates. Do everything to be able to stand on the day of judgment.

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling Phillipians 2:12

Marques The Writer is a bestselling author and journalist with over 20 years of writing experience. The Spiritual World and How It Influences Your Everyday Life and Satan’s Lies: Exposed are currently available at: http://www.mcbooks.storenvy.com

One thought on “Leaning on Grace

  1. This was a very thought-provoking post. The sentence that I think that is outstanding is: Whatever you do, don’t let the enemy trick you out of your spot in Heaven. I’m hoping that many read this post and prayerfully contemplate and re-evaluate the hatred that they have let slowly take over their hearts

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