Lent 4

God can choose to be “melodramatic” he can also work patiently with those who will not accept him readily.  God does judge sin, but face it – If God wiped out all those who sin, this would be an empty planet.

God judges sin, he changes hearts, and in the biggest surprise of all, He took the punishment for sin.

In this season of lengthening days, that we call Lent, let us search our hearts.

I especially like psalm 139:19 to the end: verse 19 starts with us saying: God get those bad guys.  Then we get to verse 23 – “Oh my God, search MY heart” and we finish up asking God to lead us in the everlasting way.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:19 – 24. NIV)

May God bless you this Lenten season.


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