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Deserve has nothing to do with it

October 12th, 2010 by Maureen

But do not gloat over the day of your brother in the day of his misfortune; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their ruin; do not boast in the day of distress. Oba. 1:12

It’s easy to say, “everyone deserves a second chance” when we are that “everyone.” It’s even easier to say “they got what they deserved” when someone else messes up. Whether it be reward or punishment, what we deserve is no prerequisite for God’s grace…even when our discomfort or suffering  is a result of our own stupidity, short-sightedness, or selfishness.

Lord, help me care when I really don’t.