How God Grades

I was greatly encouraged by what you’re about to read; hope you are as well!

“If God grades on the curve, I’m probably between a C+ and a B-.”

Here’s the truth. God doesn’t grade on a curve. He sees you as you really are. He knows your words and actions, your true motives, and the intentions behind everything you do and think. Even more, He measures your actions, words, and motives against His standards, which reflect His perfect righteousness. Jesus gave us a glimpse of God’s perfect standards when He said if you have been angry with someone, you are just as guilty as one who committed murder (see Matthew 5:21–22). If you have failed to love your neighbor in the same manner and degree that you love yourself, then by the standard of God’s love, you have not loved your neighbor.

… But the great news is that He loves you and me anyway! He loves us so much that He has made the ultimate sacrifice (the death of His Son) to bring you and me into a miraculous, love-drenched, eternal relationship with Him.
~ Excerpted from The Jesus Mission by Steven K. Scott

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” ~ Romans 8:1-2

Give God your best and trust Him to fill in the gaps with His grace and love!

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Filed under Encouragement, Grace, Love of God, Trusting God

3 responses to “How God Grades

  1. So true! Too many times, people get the idea that God is an impersonal being way up there somewhere. That He doesn’t interact with us on a personal level. I’ve actually had people tell me, “Don’t pray for patience; God will send trials your way.” But they fail to realize that God isn’t a vending machine! Put a penny in, and a penny comes out. He is personal; His plan for each of us is perfect, and each of us is following a different course. I think that they also fail to realize that they can never reach their happiness potential as long as they are holding back from God. They think they know what will make them happy, but God has a better idea.

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