God is Not Mocked

Written by Joyce C. Lock

"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one inrepparttar SPIRIT of MEEKNESS, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted," (Ga. 6:1).

How many times have we hadrepparttar 126900 urge to Lord it over someone fallen; to look at them in disgust, to shun their very presence, to talk behind their back, to refuse their service, to forget allrepparttar 126901 good they've done, to spit in their face and kick them when their down?

Those who receive people in meekness have learned a very special lesson. Inrepparttar 126902 right place, atrepparttar 126903 right time, underrepparttar 126904 right circumstance - there is no sin we couldn't be tempted with. Only byrepparttar 126905 grace of God that it isn't me.

Where did we getrepparttar 126906 idea it couldn't happen to us? Don't we dare think ourselves any better (Ga. 6:3)!

If we weren't abandoned on a door step, raised in an orphanage or maybe evenrepparttar 126907 ghettos; if we were raised with God fearing, loving, non-abusive parents who saw to it that we hadrepparttar 126908 best education money could buy; if we've risen to places of prestige, prosperity, power, respect, and position ... how can we think we had something to do with it?

Sometimes, we forget where we came from and who brought us where we are (Ez. 16:21, 22). If you ever find yourself in such a place - BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE!

Grace for Grace

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Grace: Godís unmerited favor, unconditional love, when we get what we donít deserve, when we get something far greater than anything we deserved, when we hitrepparttar end ofrepparttar 126899 road and find a second chance, salvation, forgiveness.

When your child has been severely injured, due to your neglect, yet they recover without permanent scars - then you know grace.

When youíve been unfaithful to your mate and that love is restored - then you know grace.

When youíve made a mistake of catastrophic proportion and someone else pays your bill - then you know grace.

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