Pastor Reginald Spight

 

"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"

 

No Grace!

"The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. —Proverbs 19:11"



I have nicknamed our car “No Grace.” Sunday mornings are the worst. I load the car with all the stuff I need for church, get myself in my seat, close the door, and Jay starts backing out of the garage. While I am still getting settled, the seat belt warning starts buzzing. “Please,” I say to it, “all I need is another minute.” The answer, apparently, is no, because it continues buzzing until I am buckled in.

This minor annoyance is a good reminder of what life would be like if indeed there were no grace. Each of us would immediately be called to account for every indiscretion. There would be no time for repentance or change of behavior. There would be no forgiveness. No mercy. No hope.
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Living in this world sometimes feels like falling into a no-grace sinkhole. When minor flaws are blown up into major indiscretions or when people refuse to overlook the faults and offenses of others, we end up burdened by the weight of guilt that we were never meant to carry. God, in His grace, sent Jesus to carry the burden for us. Those who receive God’s gift of grace have the privilege of offering it to others on Christ’s behalf: “Above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’” (1 Peter 4:8).

 


Father God, the culture around us can seem so
harsh and hard on people when they fail. Help
me to show grace and patience, because You have
been gracious to me and have forgiven my sin.


When we gratefully acknowledge the grace we’ve received, we joyfully give it to those in need.


 

Our worship should not be confined to times and places; it should be the spirit of our lives.


 

 

Living Water Baptist Church

Reginald Spight - Pastor
4790 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis, TN 38118-3201
 

http://LWCMinistry.org

lwcministries1998@gmail.com

 

 

(901) 542-0034