Many people mistake God’s grace for leniency or permissiveness. They seem to think the Lord looks upon our sin with a kind of easy-going tolerance, saying, “Oh well, they sinned again, but it’s not really such a bad sin. I’ll just look the other way and pretend not to notice.”
But that is not how His grace works. God does not wink at sin. If you think He simply lets our sins slide unnoticed, you are making the same mistake Adam and Eve made in the Garden of Eden and the same mistake Cain made when he killed his brother in the field. Each of them thought they could sin and God wouldn’t notice. They were wrong.
Nothing escapes God’s sight. When we fall short of His glory, there is a price to pay.
Grace is neither lenient nor permissive. Grace is not free, nor is it cheap. Grace is the costliest, most precious commodity in the universe. It cost God the infinitely precious lifeblood of His only Son.
Prayer: Father, help me to always remember that sin is serious and You paid an incredible price for grace. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).