Just some Saturday night ramblings…

1.  God’s grace is stupendous, freeing, liberating, spectacular, awesome, redeeming, forgiving, reconciling, regenerating and deserves more parties than we give it.  Every church service every Sunday should be a throw-down to celebrate the wonderful grace of Jesus that reaches all the lost – including me.

2.  Having said that, I still hurt for those who can’t embrace God’s grace.  Just saw a Facebook post this week decrying the “sinfulness” of tattoos.  Really?  If you’re going to take one verse from Leviticus (19:28) to denounce tattoos – what do you do with ALL THE OTHER COMMANDS of Leviticus?  For example (in the SAME chapter mind you), Leviticus 19: 30 says, “Observe my sabbaths…”  Did you observe the Old Testament Sabbath last Saturday?  Leviticus 19:32 says, “Rise in the presence of the aged…”  Did you stand up the last time your father or mother entered a room?  And another, Leviticus 19:33, “When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him.”  Does that have anything to say to us about how we tend to treat “aliens” in our land?  See what I’m talking about?  God gave the Old Testament Law to show we COULDN’T keep it. The New Testament is about grace, grace, grace.

3.  One other thing – it amazes me how often people who absolutely ignore God and his church everyday of their lives tend to be the first to blame him for everything bad that happens to them in their lives.  They want full control of their lives until they make a mess of things then they want God to step in and fix it – interesting.

That’s it, just some Saturday night ramblings.

Have a great Sunday tomorrow in your church.  Support your worship leader and pastor.  Pray hard.  Sing loud.  Worship intensely.  Listen tenaciously.  Learn much. His grace is worth it.

Peace.

 

~ by jackpickel on June 2, 2012.

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