Today you should read: Jeremiah 15:1-9
In this passage, we see a great example of God’s wrath towards sin. It is so great, in fact, that in verse 1, God says that not even the prayers of Moses or Samuel could take away God’s anger at the blatant sin and rebellion of the people of Israel. Because of their sin, they are faced with pestilence, sword, famine, and captivity.
There is no doubt that God hates sin and that sin has consequences. Time after time, God gave Israel an opportunity after opportunity to repent and return to the Lord. Have you ever wondered why God would give you chance after chance, even when you don’t feel like you deserve it? I have certainly had moments where God’s mercy and forgiveness confound logic.
The good news is that because of Jesus, God no longer looks at our sin, but at Jesus’s righteousness. Through the gospel, our sin is as far as the east is from the west. Thank God today for the forgiveness that you have received through Christ!
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Associate
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