How many times do we do sometimes think that God will not forgive us or that we deserve the punishment that is happening to us. Look at the book of Nehemiah with me and let’s remember His goodness, grace and love.
In Nehemiah 9 The Israelites were fasting and remembering all that the Lord had done.
The priest prayed and reminded them of their ancestors disobedience and made known all that God had done for them so that they would not forget.
16 “But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not obey your Commandments they refused to obey and were not mindful of the Wonders that you performed among them but they stiffened their neck. They made golden calves input other gods before God…. v.12 the pillar of Fire lead them by night. V.20 You gave your good spirit to instruct them and did not withhold the manna and gave them water. Nehemiah 9:21... 40 years you sustain them in the wilderness and they lacked nothing their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. v.22 They possessed the land you told you would give them but still, time after time, they rebelled against you. After each cry, You sent your word, showed mercy and even sent your prophets to warn and correct them. v31. Nevertheless in your great mercies you did not make an end of them nor forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful god.
Do you see the goodness, mercy and love of God? Chapter 9 shows the magnitude of His love. There is nothing that we can ever do that will change his perspective or love for us.
What happened then still applies today. Don't let the enemy mess with your mind and make you think that you are not good enough or that God won't forgive you, because that's a lie and I rebuke that thought in Jesus name.From the beginning of time, God knew that his creation would turn from him. Yet, He already was prepared. He was saving the best for last-Redemption.
Now, that is love! To know that your creation, the very beings that you created to worship you, would turn and rebel against you but you still love them enough to create them. You willingly sacrifice your only son to save creation. Think about the magnitude of this act. God's son, Jesus, willingly stepped down from heaven, stepped down from glory to the put on human skin (death) and willingly died for you, so that we can step into glory. Who does that? Who would unselfishly sacrifice their own child to save a person who hurt them? Me personally, I don't think I could that.
Whenever you think you're not good enough or that God won't forgive you, think about how Jesus stepped down from Glory for your redemption…..JustFood4Thought