Is Grace Expected
the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap. Psalm 69:22
Here David prays for his enemies to fall under their own demise. Unlike Christ, who says He was not willing any should perish. There is a dichotomy that lies within each one of us in the face of our enemies. We at times agree with David, and then our hearts experience the grace that Christ expressed.
We know there will come a judgment day for all of us, including the evil I have instigated. David was not a sinless man, and neither are we. So to think of praying that our enemies will experience the judgment of God and suffering seems harsh, but there is truth. We don't necessarily like talking about the wrath of God, but Paul in Romans says wrath is true.
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. Romans 2:5
Yes, there is grace through the cross of Jesus, but there is wrath when faith is absent. We can't expect the comforts of grace where faith is lacking. When faced with the daily decisions to walk away from the faith, there will be judgment to face, and the consequence will quench our day. So in a permissive world where everything and anything goes, God faces us, holding grace and justice before each of us.
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How is God leading you by grace?