God is Gracious
The LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them? Numbers 14:11
Whether it’s your boss, a business associate or a friend that makes you feel inadequate and under appreciated, no one likes it when our past achievements are so easily forgotten. Like many, you wonder “is it possible to be acknowledged and trusted -- will I ever earn lasting approval?”
Imagine how God feels when we fail to remember the miracles He has performed on our behalf – the extent to which He goes to save us? Throughout the Old Testament, the Israelites were notorious for losing faith and yet God relentlessly pursued them despite the constant rejection. After 400 years of silence, God kept His promise to send a Savior to be the final sacrifice for all of our sins. God desires us to believe Jesus is Lord and to trust and follow His commands. The choice is yours –will you dismiss the extent of God’s forgiveness and cost to redeem you or will you accept Jesus as the final payment?
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their forefathers— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. Psalm 78: 7-8
Because God is gracious, through Christ we are forever redeemed.