Last Week I wrote about God having “High Standards but Higher Grace”. How does this compare to a worldly view?
The world right now is promoting love, acceptance and tolerance.
But is this true?
Have you tried lately presenting your Christian beliefs to a worldly person?
How much love, acceptance and tolerance have you received?
I know they’re many Christians who are hard hearted and lack compassion and love as well but I am strictly speaking of what God’s standards are against the world’s.
The truth is the world’s standards are not as loving and accepting as they claim.
Speaking of standards, the world’s standards are so low. So much is considered okay. Lying, adultery, divorce, lust, violence, I could go on and on. As long as their is an excuse behind it like, “It was only a white lie” or “They deserved it”.
The world is telling you to enjoy all of life’s pleasures, just be yourself with sayings like “You do you!” and “Live your best life!”
Sounds great on the surface but in reality that way of life is empty and has no moral compass whatsoever. Another persons pleasure could cause another’s pain. You may say, “It’s fine as long as it’s not hurting anyone else”.
Is it? What if it’s hurting oneself? Do you really think it’s healthy to live a life for pleasure? You will always be unsatisfied looking for the next fix. A new house, car, phone. The dream vacation isn’t good enough when you find out your neighbor did the same vacation but got the luxury suite.
You will be left empty, jealous and wanting more.
Now let’s talk about grace, that is the main focus here.
The world has an extremely low version of grace.
Make one mistake and the world will attempt to destroy you, there is no forgiveness offer, no redemption allowed.
Don’t believe me?
Go and pull up a job application. The vast majority of them require you to inform the business if you have committed a crime in the past. Doesn’t matter if it was 30 years ago it will always be with you. If a similar crime happens in your area, the police will show up and question you first because you will always be that criminal for the rest of your life.
That is the world’s standards and that is just one example.
They will claim God is harsh, cruel and judgmental. But in reality what is God’s grace?
The Bible says God will cast our sins into the bottom of the sea, He will remove our transgressions as far as the east is from the west.
All you need is faith and repentance.
If you have faith you will stand before God not as a criminal, not as a liar, not as an adultery, not as a sinner but has a redeemed child of God.
That is true Grace, that is true love. That is something the world will never offer you.
Have a Blessed Week,