Christian Life, Connecting....., Spiritual Digest — February 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Taking God for Granted

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Then she called, Samson, the Philistines are upon you. He awoke from his sleep and thought, I’ll go out as before and shake myself free. But he did not know that the Lord had left him. Judges 16:20

We are a child of God and should let our light shine.
We are a child of God and should let our light shine always.

One of the greatest tragedies that can happen to a professing Christian is to become over familiar with God. God is Holy and under no circumstance will He compromise His standard. Moses, the meekest man on earth became over familiar with God. He stroke the rock instead of speaking to it. He lost the privilege of going into the Promised Land.  David, a man after God’s heart, committed adultery and God punished him. God was with Samson all the time and gave him victory after victory over the Philistines. After nearly 20 years of walking close with God, he became over familiar with God. He broke his Nazarene vow perhaps assuming that God was now his buddy. God left him and sadly Samson assumed everything was normal.

Today, there is much talk about GRACE in the Church and rightly so. Some think that grace is a license to live without the reverential fear of our Holy God. Maybe, we are thinking that God’s requirements for the Old Testament saints no longer apply to us today. Note this: Leviticus 11:44 is repeated in 1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy.

Taking God for granted and abusing grace is a grievous error.

Resources

Never Take God’s Grace For Granted: A powerful reminder that we should always appreciate the things that God does in our lives!

Author

  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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