Goodness and Severity

This morning during my daily reading of God’s Word, the following passage seemed to punch me right in the gut:

“Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God:  on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness.  Otherwise you also will be cut off.” Romans 11:22, NKJV

So how do we bridge the ever increasing gap between God’s goodness and severity in the church today?  All we tend to preach is His goodness while many sitting in the pews and walking outside of its doors are experiencing His severity day in and day out due to their separation in sin.

Friends, we must consider both, and preach them equally to a lost world!  In this manner, they can truly experience the goodness of God in light of His former severity towards them…that is good news indeed!

 

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