You cannot ware out your chances

God is the God of many chances.

Matthew 18:21-26 ESV

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. “When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. “So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'”And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.……

He will allow you to keep making mistakes.

But, He cannot protect you from inside your mistakes.

Yes, He is the God of mercy and grace.

2 John 1:3 NLT

Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ–the Son of the Father–will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.

But, while you are finding out about how much mercy and grace He has, you can find yourself in situations that God cannot protect you from.

Sure, you can come to Him and fall before him asking for forgiveness and receive it.

But, how many times will you fall knowing God will forgive you after you have finished doing this thing that has so easily taken you.

Falling has become so easy for you.

Your mine and flesh can fall so easy.

It’s second nature to your flesh.

But, I know that one day you could find yourself dead in your fallen state without having a chance to repent before God after you finished.

One day you won’t be able to get up so you can fall down again and again.

Each time you look to fall you will not be in Christ.

In order to fall you will have to step out of Christ and that’s when your end might come.

No more returning to ask for another chance of mercy and grace.

I know what you doing in this flesh is because you are acting like a sinner again.

This I know, you’re not a sinner because of Christ and what he did for you.

Romans 8:1-2 ESV

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

You’re acting like the former person that you are very familiar with.

Ephesians 4:22-24 NASB

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth

A righteous man does not sin

I know you have God’s chances to fall back on just in case you make a mistake, but maybe this is where the problem lies?

In knowing

You cannot ware out your changes.

The former things were erased from God’s memory.

You are dead to them as Christ died for these sins that you do so easily.

This is an imperfection.

Christ came to destroy your imperfections.

Where by him giving you perfection in exchange for your imperfections

How can a perfect man want to continue doing imperfections?

Romans 6:13-14 NASB

and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

Your body has a memory also of your former self.

It got used to doing something so long that it knows not to do the right thing.

You must remember who you are now and break this cycle.

In reminding yourself of the new person, you must give yourself over to the ways of Christ.

You must change your mindset and give it a new way of thinking that lines up with the Word of God by washing the old you away.

This will be the new you

With a brand new way of thinking that will lead you down a different path away from the former you.

Christ has set your free from bondage of the former you and now you are set free.

You don’t have to worry about warring out your chances God has given you and worry about that last chance that you might not have a chance to ask for.

Stop tempting faith by living on the edge between life and death.

The end

Psalms for Life: “The Pocket Guide to Successful Living in Christ Jesus”.


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