Partying When God’s Will Fails

 

      A couple weeks ago, I posted   It’s Your Call  and   It’s Your Call – A Follow-Up  about forsaking bitterness and embracing forgiveness.  I listed important reasons for letting resentments go but I left one out, which, in the past few days, I’ve been thinking about a lot.  It’s a Scriptural reason which may be the most important reason of all.

 

       After reading this blog  Larry Who  today, I felt compelled to follow through on my idea to post again about forgiveness.

 

       Let’s face it.  Apart from the Word, within the heart of each of us there is something carnal which delights in witnessing the downfall of anyone we resent, are jealous of, or hold a grudge against.  It feels good – real good – to watch an adversary fall flat on his/her face.  The temptation to celebrate an enemy’s humiliation is overwhelming.  

 

       Sometimes we don’t even recognize that it is a temptation.  We just jump right in and party with abandon when someone who has hurt us, or others, is in misery.  The problem is, few of us realize that we are reveling in the failure of God’s will.

 

      Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

 

      When God creates us, He has a specific purpose for every person, a plan which is in place even before we exist.  If a Christian fails in his or her God-given task, even though they may deserve to fail, it is not just the downfall of that individual; it is the failure of God’s pre-existed plan.

 

      Think about it.  Are you really ready to celebrate that?  

 

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3 Responses

  1. Grace,

    What a powerful insight into one of the worst plagues in the Body of Christ: bitterness.

  2. Amen! Thank you, very needful.
    Richard

  3. You are right and I am glad you added that extra truth!

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