It's also possible that I have been thinking about the same thing over and over. I recently started attending Sunday service at Church again. I have not consistently attended Church for about 2 years now. Nothing chased me and I always said I knew I'd go back. I was just on a journey that did not at the moment involve Sunday church service. I host a radio show on Sunday mornings which runs from 8-10am and I dash off to Church there after. I never expect to make it in time for the opening song. I'm always just grateful to not end up in the overflow even. I was lucky this Sunday, It is my second Sunday back and late as I was, I ended up front and centre where the guest pastors usually sit
|Yup, that was on the seat I occupied|
Anyway, I was thinking about something my friend Joel said sometime back at Monday night fellowship; about how God does not prefer one sin over the other. How he hates all of them the same. It was a wow moment for me. Grace does not mean that God made it okay for us to act certain ways, Grace means we are protected from the punishment of individual problems when the problem is in fact the nature of the man. God knows that. God sent Christ to remedy that. Bring about the death of one man so that another man can live.
In my previous post, I talked about how God gave us grace for more, much much more than escaping punishment.However, I often wondered how he felt about all these things. If there were some that he regarded as I did, worse than others or unforgivable. I'm learning that according to God, there is Christ and there is other than Christ. The dimensions through which he views us. Even when it comes to our hearts, thoughts, intents and actions, it is either Christ or other than Christ.