Goodness instead of Judgement – 2014.09.01

Or perhaps you despise his great kindness, tolerance, and patience. Surely you know that God is kind, because he is trying to lead you to repent.
Romans 2, 4
Our God is totally different as we can imagine. He doesn’t want to judge over us even though there is much to be judged. He knows that we are very simple, limited man; in our hearts is not automatically good. But He loves us! He is our Father and wants to bring us to His heart. But this does not work by threats and punishment, but by His goodness, mercy, patience and love. How can you continue to live in sin, when you once have tasted the kindness and love of God? When we understand how much God loves us, we want to be as He is: Full of kindness, love, gentleness, mercy and patience. We want to reflect His character. And God sends us His Spirit who causes this in our hearts. Let us no longer be afraid of God’s judgment, but believe in Jesus’ forgiveness and be free of any conviction. We also want to stop condemning ourselves, because God does not do it as well.
Thank you, Father that You love us so much. You never ever condemn us. And I will not be afraid of Your judgment, and I no longer blame myself. Because Jesus took all my guilt. Help me to reflect Your goodness and love in my life! For You are the God of Mercy.

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