Here Are Four Ways We Can Rob Ourselves Of God’s Blessings

1. Judge ourselves:

I do not even examine myself (literally: Judge, try, condemn)The one who examines me is the Lordwho will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of mens hearts… ” ( 1 Corinthians 4:3-5)

Paul did, however, “examine” his heart, but the element of self-condemnation was absent:

Test (Literally: assay, scrutinize) yourselves to see if you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

2. Condemn ourselves:

There isno condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

God is infinitely greater than our hearts ( in not condemning us). When we realize this, our hearts no longer accuse us(and) we may have the utmost confidence in Gods presence.” (1 John 3:20-22 – Phillips)

3. Not accept His unconditional love:

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness .God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8)

4. Not accept His invitation to minister to us:

Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to youHe will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.” (Isaiah 30:18, 19).

God knows and loves you, warts and all. By judging or condemning yourself, you denigrate the great grace of God. So relax in Him and drink in His unfathomable love.

 

 

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