Saturday, January 23, 2010

Living in Grace

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for West Side Church of Christ. Feel free to follow along.

Today’s reading (Psalms 9 & 10) describes the way God will treat those who are wicked, those who turn from him, and those who do harm to others. Their treatment is being cut off from God. I believe that is the worst part of Hell. It will be the total separation from God, and even worse will be to never have the chance to enter back into his prescience.

These chapters also tell us that God looks after those who call on his name, those who turn to him. We are told that God defends the fatherless and oppressed, he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted, and that he will judge the world in righteousness. One thing the Psalmist says is “Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare your praises in the gates of the Daughter of Zion and there rejoice in your salvation.”

The question I have to ask myself, “Do I live thankful of the grace and mercy God has shown me?” If people look at our lives as Christians, does that grace and mercy show through? Or do we still resemble those who do not know God’s grace and mercy?
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