That’s Our Hope

“Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees” (Psalm 119:124).

Grace – when we receive what we don’t deserve.
Mercy – when we don’t receive what we deserve.

That’s our hope.

God does not deal with us as we deserve – that’s God’s grace.
We do not receive judgment and damnation as we deserve – that’s God’s mercy.

God deals with us according to his love, his character, his nature. If God’s assessment of us was based on our love, character, and nature, we are doomed. For all fall short of the glory of God. All have gone astray. There is no one who is good.

But thank God for his love. Thank God for his faithfulness. Thank God for his steadfastness. Thank God for his grace and mercy.

That’s our hope.

Our performance was never the criteria for God’s love for us. So, to all repeat sinners…hear and believe the good news. God is good. God is kind. God is love. God is gracious. And because of who God is we have hope.

Seek God’s decrees. Not to earn God’s love, but because we have received God’s amazing love. We start on the foundation of God’s love and grace.

That’s our hope.

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