Baptism at Singles Retreat - 147 Baptized!!!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

When does God say, “Enough?”

Probing Proverbs: 1:24-25 I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention. You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.

Unconditionalthat is the word that describes Gods love. It is true, yet we seem to think it also means without end! This section in Proverbs is difficult because it makes a clear point that God has drawn certain boundaries, and one of them is, at some point, and He does not say exactly where that is, He will not continue to offer His grace. If we are honest we know this, because the Scriptures are clear about Judgment Day, in Rev 20. Each person that has no relationship with God will give an account of their works to see if they reached perfection. We know the out come. 
None of us can reach perfection, which is why Jesus did it for us and offers that as a gift. So no matter what pleas or begging there will be on that Day, mercy and grace are no longer extended. We dont like to go here in our mind, but the Scriptures do stress this, although they communicate much more about Gods love and how wonderful it is, AND that it is offered right now for any that desire!

So as we walk through these difficult passages lets endeavor to glean as much as we can from them.

First: I called you so often, but you wouldnt come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.

Have we ever considered in depth the love, longsuffering and patience of our God, or do we just count on it and take it for granted? The Creator of the universe, the most Powerful Person in existence continues to call and reach out to us! Why? Would we keep offering our grace and mercy to ants if we were trying to save them but they just kept doing their own thing? How long would we endure their disrespect? Lord, You are an AMAZING God!  

Second: You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.

Heart Check: Have we ignored Gods advice many will say no, yet if we are honest - how much time do we spend in His Word? Not studying scripture IS ignoring His advice. He is not going to whisper it in our ear - He has already written it down for us - we have the freedom to use it or ignore it. How many times would His advice have helped me if I had just opened His Book and looked for answers? Father, help me be honest!

Meditation: How many times do you do what you know displeases God? What does that say to you? What is the difference between sin and sinful living? Do you seek answers from God in His Word, or are you demanding He talk to you? What is the real purpose of the Bible? How often do you visit with God in His Word?  

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