Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
GRATEFUL FOR JUDGMENT
We should be grateful that God loves us enough to set rules for us to live by. He loves us enough to let us know we will be judged. He loves us enough to want to correct us so we will live right. God created us and without Him we would be nothing. He could have just created us and let us go free to do whatever we please. But He did more than that. He created us because He loves us, He has a plan for us and a promise of eternal life.
1 Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your judgment. Thank You for Your plan for us. Without You we are nothing. In this huge universe You created, we are just a small part. But You created us to fit in this universe for a reason. You love us and care for us and protect us because You created us for a reason. We are so grateful that You love us enough to set rules and to judge us. Help us to abide by Your rules today and be grateful that we have godly standards to live by. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Knowing God will judge us for the wrong we do reminds us that there will always be consequences for our actions.
We should be grateful today that we have godly standards to live by and are able to learn what is right and what is wrong in God’s eyes.
When a parent disciplines a child, it is usually to teach him and keep him from getting hurt. And that child is grateful when he grows up. So we should be grateful for God’s judgment and guidance for us.
Most people think of judgment as something bad but without God’s judgment, we would probably do whatever we please and end up in danger.
God’s judgment is a reminder that He loves us and we are to live according to His law and no one else’s.
1 John 4:17 “And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.” (NLT)