When I have the time, I will volunteer. When I have the money, I will donate. When I feel better, I will do more. All of these attitudes are another way of saying, WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME. Do we assume (or dare we say, PRESUME) that because we have "good feelings", financial success, recognitions by others or avoid conflict that we are Blessed with unmerited FAVOR, underserving LOVE, and MERCY? Have we "COINED" the word GRACE to satisfy our own conscience? Has our "manipulation" or "inattention" to GOD'S WORD caused us to be SPIRITUALLY PRESUMPTIOUS? Romans 2:4, "...do you presume on the riches of HIS kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that GOD'S kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?" Do we think that we are only led to REPENT during "bad times"? Don't we know that our SALVATION is the GRACE OF GOD? Don't we know that we "PRESUME UPON THE GRACE OF GOD" if we don't REPENT when we are CONFRONTED with HIS HOLINESS? The next time "we FEEL sooooo Blessed" in our "good feelings", "recognition" and "worldly success"; we might want to stop and ask ourselves; WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE DEALING WITH?
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