“Taking the Lord Grace for Granted  You Will Be Sorry!”

Lou  K. Coleman

By Lou  K. Coleman

Many people, having heard all their lives about the grace and mercy of God, take His grace for granted. They decide on courses and actions which they know are contrary to God’s will, but figure that “God will forgive me anyway” and plunge foolishly into their rebellious way. They assume there will be no lasting damage once they are forgiven. These people exhibit the spirit of Esau — and unfortunately may well discover his end as well. For Hebrews tells us that when “later” came, and Esau wanted to repent of his actions, it was too late. “He found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.” [Hebrews 12:17].

This sad story should be a warning to each of us, not to take for granted the grace of God, as well as to realize that there are irreversible decisions in life. As devastating as the loss of such things on earth can be, the weightiest application here is that one day it will be too late for repentance. As [Hebrews 9:27] says, “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” When death comes, it will be too late for repentance. The Rich Man in [Luke 16] discovered that too late. His destiny was now fixed and like in Esau’s case “there was no place for repentance.” May each of us learn from him, and from Esau, and not wait until it is too late to consider the cost of our decisions and actions. 

Be as the wise man who said, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near.” [Ecclesiastes 12:1]. 

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid! Repent now before it’s too late! 

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