Thankfully, God Is Not Like Us

Devotional Thoughts

When we willfully go against God, it’s easy to think God simply writes us off, for we would do the same. But God is not like us. Even when we act stupidly or make dumb choices, God doesn’t abandon us.

A compromise here, a little justification there, or perhaps it was a slight indulgence of his own desires, maybe a weariness from needing to stay diligent. Whatever the cause, Jehoshaphat made a foolish alliance, entered into a bad relationship that seemed to offer so many benefits. Until it didn’t…and death pursued him.

So he cried out to God. And God heard him and helped him. Like the prodigal, when we come to our senses, we find God has been waiting for us all along.

Father, thank you for your goodness and grace. Let me never take you for granted, but wherever I’m at, let me draw near to you today.

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7 thoughts on “Thankfully, God Is Not Like Us

  1. I really like this. So many times I have been betrayed by people. Never by Jesus. He asked Peter if he loved Him 3 times. Perhaps this was to heal Peter of the 3 denials. I am hopeful Jesus will keep healing me and teaching me. Thank you for this relevant post.

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  2. A very excellent truth my friend.
    We’ve all done this probably. I know I have…indulged in continual unrepentant sin, behaving as if it’s all good.

    But thank God for both His mercy, love, and chastisements, (Hebrews 12).
    Because we don’t always respond to His love as we should, sometimes He has to turn up the chastisements if we don’t heed His voice.

    But I’ve found that He turns up the heat slowly, and no more than is necessary.

    All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

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