A good father wants the best for his children. They want to make sure their kids are loved, provided for, safe, guided, and taught the right things. How much more does God, the Best Father, care for His children?
Our Heavenly Father, knows what’s best for us. He leads and guides us as we put our trust in Him. He gives us instruction, Kids though, can make some silly decisions. They can choose to disobey their father’s instructions. He gave them good advice to protect them from hurting themselves or others. Kids get curious. They want to experience things for themselves. They don’t want to take their father’s word for it. “Let my try it anyway.” “It can’t be as bad as he said.” “If I’m careful, I’ll be alright.” “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” “All my friends are doing it.” The excuses go on and on. A little compromise, a little bending of the truth, and before they realize it, they’ve left the path of safety. The dad wanted to spare the pain of that experience knowing it wouldn’t be good for their child.
There are certain things that should never be attempted because they only bring hurt, pain, destruction, and ultimately death. In the Bible, we learn what we should avoid. Grace is the power to deny sin’s rule over the soul. Our Father has given us great grace. However, grace is never to be used as an excuse to allow yourself to consistently choose sin and live in it. Death will be the result.
God has called us to live in eternal life now. Life is Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Eternal life is experiencing Jesus’ benefits to live a life that gives Him glory and draws others to Him. Sin will never glorify God. Grace will glorify God. Listen to Your Father’s instructions. He’s never wrong and He has the best in mind for you!
“Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. I choose to follow Your words. I hear and obey what You’ve said to me. I thank You for giving me Your Scripture to learn how to live a life that honors You. Help me to see and denounce those areas in my life where I have not denied sin’s influence, have let in corrupt thoughts, or have compromised Your truth. I am safe within Your will for me. You are my Daddy and I love You very much. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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