Guilt that Brings Grace (Morning)
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
Pavel’s life was not an easy one. He lost his mother when he was just a boy. His father was re-married and Pavel found out that his father was no longer loved him. He then lived his life on the street. This new kind of life harden his thoughts and behaviors. You’ll no longer found a young innocent boy. Petty theft, con artist, prostitute, and drug dealer were his way of making ends meet. On that fateful day, he was apprehended when his drug dealing business gone wrong. He would spend his next fifteen years behind bars.
Before, He never appreciated religion that much. His parents were both irreligious. A preacher served on that institution. Usually, after regular services, Pavel went into deep thoughts about what the preacher just taught and shared. He felt something heavy inside him. Guilt. For once in a lifetime, he felt terrible for the crimes he committed. For those whose careers and family lives he ruined. For those whose lives he took. He tried to accept his dark past. He struggled to forgive his father and stepmother, and he succeeded. He spent his fifteen years terms trying to know Jesus better and spread His messages. He fought for his fellow inmate’s lives and tried his best brought Jesus into their hearts.
The devil would benefit greatly from our guilts. To intimidate and torment us. When we acknowledged our mistakes and sins, the best we could do is repent and ask for His unlimited kindness. Put it onto your heart, He will redeem your sins and forget them. But somehow, we have guilt because we deserve it. This kind of guilt is the way the Holy Ghost reprimand us for our mistakes. To hold us back or as an altar when we finally cross that thin line. Repent, now, because He wants us to accept His total healings, both physically and spiritually.
Guilt with EXACT PROPORTION and MEASUREMENT is a good thing because it will bring GREAT GRACE.
1. In your opinion, what is the difference between ‘good’ guilt and ‘bad’ guilt?
2. In your opinion, how does ‘good’ guilt bring you great grace?
3. What will you do if you still haunted by your past guilt?
“LORD, I am grateful for Your forgiveness. Lead me in every step I take in my life if I somehow cross Your line and do things that hurt Your heart. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
1 Samuel 17-18