Blog challenge is from Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine
Day 26: What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?
The notion that God is mad at them. They think that God hates them. Instead of fearing God in reverence and awe, they are afraid of Him. They've been told that He's just sitting up in heaven with a stick, ready to whack them when they do something wrong (which is a LIE). No wonder, when so many believers in Christ feel the same way! The only person who can impugn guilt on someone faster than a Christian is a mom (but I CARRIED you...). So what do you expect?
OK smarty pants, show me that God isn't mad at me. Now, in order for me to prove it, I'll have to use the only reliable source I know, the Bible--the Word of God itself. Here's just a few passages:
Psalm 107:1 - Oh, thank God—he’s so good! His love never runs out. (The Message)
Nehemiah 9:17 - ...but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness... (King James)
Psalm 103:8 - The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
John 3:16 - This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. (The Message)
Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (King James)
Romans 5:6-8 - Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. (The Message)
Please, just think about it...
|A great book by Joyce Meyer on the subject.|
One thing remains.