Psalms 42:5, 11, 43:4
“Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,
my salvation and my God.”
When I first started reading the Bible after becoming a Christian, I was blown away by its raw honesty, and its straightforward, marrow piercing bluntness. I soon learned, as I had already suspected, that God does not mess around, that He does not confuse tolerance (ignoring sin) with grace (taking sin upon Himself for those who repent and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ, 2 Cor 5:21). When sin occurs, discipline (convicting correction) is reserved for His children, where justice (impartial penalty) is reserved for everyone else. In other words, sin must be paid for… either on the cross (two thousand years ago in Palestine), or in the future… in hell.
This is why we…
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