It’s Sunday night. My face is washed, teeth brushed and my pajamas on. And it’s 9:00 p.m. This is literally unheard of, folks. I’m ready for bed, but I’m not ready to go to bed yet. Thoughts of tonight’s Bible study are whirling around in my head. We’re studying James, and the Book of James usually has a tendency to get me thinking.
I really loved our discussion about James 4 tonight. This book gets me to thinking about how what I want can get in the way of what God wants to do in my life. How living under the law instead of under the Gospel can give us an excuse not to love. And why is it so hard to accept grace?
A lot of what I think about God is based on my relationships with people. I have a hard time forgiving a lot of the time, so how could God forgive me? That person over there? I have a really hard time loving them when they do that. How could God love me in my sin?
The answer to these questions? I don’t really know how.
I just know He does.