2 Timothy 2:11-13
This saying is trustworthy: Indeed, if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He will also deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, because He cannot deny Himself.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for these words; let me never cheapen your grace for me. In your love and mercy, you came to this earth before I came into existence, and you were all in to save me from my sins. You were beaten for my indiscretions, flogged for my immorality, crucified for my hatred; God the Father forsook you for my offenses, and you gave up your life for my sins. Forgiveness was not something you did lightly; you were all in for the world’s sins; so that we would have life. The Holy Spirit began faith in me and all believers to trust what you have done using your Word to instill my trust in you.
We will face many trials, troubles, temptations, and more sins that come our way from the Devil, the world, and our sinful flesh. However, you promise that whoever endures in you, remaining until the end, will reign with you in heaven.
So I pray, please never let me cheapen your grace; and keep me that I would never deny the love that comes from you. Never let me think I have some golden ticket to do whatever I please, that since you have forgiven me, I can chase whatever sins I desire. I humbly come before you, laying my sins at the foot of your cross, especially those that would cheapen your grace. Let me remember this is all because of your mercy that you have forgiven me. Lord, you were all in for my salvation; never let me forget. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Don’t use God’s love as a good luck charm or a get-out-of-jail-free card. His love and forgiveness are magnificent and should never be taken advantage of; it cheapens his grace and mercy for all believers. God is faithful!