Wednesday, November 12, 2008

As We Once Treated our Heavenly Father

We are delivered from sin that we might actually live as saints amongst men who treat us as we once treated our Heavenly Father. --Oswald Chambers*
How do I treat non-believers? How do I treat those demanding gay rights and marriages? How do I think about vile murderers and rapists? What is my response to drug lords and gang leaders? What do I do with my irritating neighbour who spreads malicious words about me? How did I treat God when I was walking apart from him? How did he treat me? He gave me nothing but mercy and grace.

Lord, I have never deserved your mercy and grace, and yet you gave them anyway. Help me walk among others with grace and mercy, even when they don't deserve it. So be it.

*"Christian Disciplines, Volume 2" in The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers, page 310

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