condemning or compassionate

By September 16, 2012Church

What a person believes about God will shape much of how they view life and how they live.

If you believe that God is a condemning God, you might also believe that he is always out to get you.  And if he is always out to get you, then he’s just waiting for you to trip up.  He takes pleasure in your failure.  You’ll never measure up or be good enough.

That’s not a pleasant way to live.  Yet many believers choose to live that way.

On the other hand, if you believe that God is a compassionate God, that will influence how you view yourself and others.  Mistakes become an opportunity to learn and grow.  Confession is healing.  The grace of God becomes a motivator to say no to sinful habits.

How do you view God?