And This is the Thanks I Get?
Well! I nevah!
As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1
I don’t think we can receive God’s grace in vain; when we receive grace, we own it, we can’t give it back, but can misuse it. If we are saved by God’s grace, then go on our merry way, not making God the focus of our lives, we are not using God’s grace in its fullness. We are, in effect, using God’s grace without appreciating what He has given us.
It’s like when we go out of our way to do something nice for someone, and they don’t even notice or appreciate it. We aren’t supposed to do things for reward or compliments, but we all know it still hurts when our efforts seem unappreciated. I think God feels the same way. After all He’s done for us, He must be saddened when we go about our day never giving Him a thought.
I like to picture God as an old guy sitting on a big rock, watching us as we go about our day. I see Him sitting there, leaning forward, waiting for us to look His way and acknowledge Him. And when we do, He is beside Himself with joy.
Don’t let God’s love and gifts be in vain. Tell Him—tell Him often—how much you love Him.