For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17 HCSB
Every so often, I look at my life and think, “You know, I deserve a lot better than this!” Then, in my state of arrogance, I pray, “Hey, God. It’s me. Been working hard here, serving diligently, doing what You wanted. Isn’t it about time I saw some benefits coming my way?”
But then I do a reality check and remember who I am and what I have done and who He is and what He has done. Honestly, I really don’t want Him to give me what I deserve.
In Romans 6:23, Paul writes, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Fortunately, God doesn’t want to condemn us. He doesn’t want to give us what we deserve. Instead, He’s offered us grace.
Lord, thank You for Your grace. It’s so much better than what we deserve.