God’s Goodness

images3 And think you this, O man, who judges them which do such things, and does the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God?
 
4 Or despise you the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:3-4
Jonah sat atop the hill under the gourd upset that the Lord did not punish Nineveh once they repented of their sin, when he could have been praising the Lord with them.  The same Goodness of God that brings us to Repentance, brings others to Repentance as well.  When God’s long-suffering and forbearance is witnessed toward those who we have deemed guilty and unworthy, beware of the judgment we cast upon them lest we think we too shall escape the judgment of God.
Stop trying to disqualify others and start trying to qualify them.  Tell them Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to deliver us from the sin which so easily besets us.  He is alive today searching to and fro for those whose hearts are perfect toward Him.  We don’t back away from declaring sin as sin but we give the answer to sin as well – Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren
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