The Lord Be With You Today!
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
(In the earlier verse, the Lord has just implored the wicked
to forsake their evil ways and turn to Him,
promising that if they do He will freely pardon them.
Now, He reminds us that as God Almighty, Savior and Lord,
He does not think or act as we do.
Rather, unlike us when we are given the opportunity to forgive,
when we are given the opportunity to do the right thing,
we often fail to meet the challenge,
preferring, instead, to act in our own self interests
and try to act independently of God.
Setting Himself in contrast to us Who are created in His likeness,
but who fail to walk out His holy and righteous Character,
He offers His free and complete forgiveness
even to those of us who have rebelled the most,
even to those of us who have failed the worst,
even to those of us who have strayed the farthest.
He doesn't treat us either the way we treat others or even the way we deserve,
but is merciful and good, declaring He loves us today!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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