You DESERVE A Break Today

Labor Day 2015...a well-deserved holiday for those who keep America running. We all put in long, hard hours at work daily, so a three-day weekend to rest, relax and enjoy is something we deserve, right?

Um, not so much.

Exactly what is it that we deserve? Some would have you believe that Christians should have rainbows and puppies every day, and if you don't, you're not doing it right.

We work and save and buy a nice place, a few cars, some nice vacations. But do we deserve the blessings we receive? How about the hard times? What warrants those?

Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

God asks that His children conform to His moral code, and when we fail to meet that standard and confess our sin, our Heavenly Father dispenses His mercy with abundance. Since He's the one that meets our needs and dispenses our blessings, why not think about it this way: "Every good and perfect gift is from above."

I thank God for His mercy, that tempers His justice I so richly deserve.

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Notable Quote:

"Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind."--Matthew Henry
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