We love grace, but we hate obedience. We run to familiar things rather than to what God calls us to: Christ.
Biblical teachings are best utilized through a combination of grace and knowledge.
We can all too often try to justify the sins of those we love. We convince ourselves that what they are doing is not really wrong. We fall for deception. Our intention to be merciful fails and we find our friends in trouble and further from God. We are too inclined to just excuse sin and err to God’s grace; meanwhile, we allow people and ourselves to stay in sin.
Faithfulness to Him means maturity, and at times, it hurts.
Our vulnerabilities and weaknesses are not offensive to God, but our sin is.
If we want to know God, we have to be willing to allow Him to know us. John writes in John 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
Jesus visualized the fisherman Peter as a world-changer. If we keep ourselves in God’s words, we find it easier to both love ourselves and others. It is also easier to change.