Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Forbearance of God Part 2 - 5 Ways We Take God's Mercy For Granted

Hello all!

This is a follow up to our previous post titled 'Charles Spurgeon: The Forbearance of God Part 1'. We don't really have comment to add beyond our comments on the previous post. We only encourage you to seriously consider the content of Mr. Spurgeon's thoughts and apply the truth of The Word to your life.

5 Ways We Take God's Mercy For Granted

Romans 2:4—"Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?"

God not only acts kindly to sinners, but when they misuse his kindness he labors to set them right (Isa. 1:18, Hosea 11:8). It is a sad thing that any who have seen God's judgments on others, and have escaped themselves, should draw from this special mercy a reason for adding sin to sin (Jer. 3:8).

5 Ways We Take God's Mercy For Granted
By allowing it to remain, unnoticed, ungratefully passing it over.
By claiming it as our due, and talking as if God were bound to bear with us.
By opposing its design, and refusing to repent (Prov. 1:24-25).
By perverting it into a reason for hardness of heart, presumption, infidelity, and further sin (Zeph. 1:12, Eccl. 8:11).
By urging it as an apology for procrastination (2 Pet. 3:3-4).

Adapted from Charles Spurgeon's sermon notes.

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