Has this ever come to mind? How is God still good to me when I sin?
Sin has entered the human race ever since Adam and Ever ate the forbidden fruit. So, sin then dwells in the flesh. But even when we succumb to our flesh’s desire, God still has mercy upon us.
God is so different from us (Man). Even when we grieve His heart, He still loves us. If God was anything like us, we wouldn’t be here today. We’re so bent on holding grudges and seeking revenge that if someone were to offend us, we’d want that person erased from the face of the earth out of our sinful anger. However, thank God that He is not like us.
God is very patient with each and every one of us and always seeks to help us up when we fall or hold our hands so that we don’t fall. Our sins don’t stop Him from being good towards us.
Let’s take a look at David. David was a man of God. However, He also committed multiple sins. What did God do? God continued to love David. Did God punish David? Of course, but His discipline was just and it was in love. God disciplines His children when they go astray like any loving parent would. When God leaves a man alone who is living in rebellion that is evidence that the man is not His child. Hebrews 12:6 “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
God could have easily ended David’s life in less than a snap of a finger and He would have been just in doing so. But instead He helped David up, He held his hands, and walked him through life.
We don’t only see this goodness of God in David’s life. Take a look at your life. How many times have you sinned but yet God blessed you? How many times have you went to sleep without repenting of your sins and woke up to see a new day? God’s grace is new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). And waking up to see the sun high in the sky is a blessing.
I’ve done things in the past to make God angry but because of His amazing lovingkindness, He poured out love, grace, and mercy.
This is not an excuse to sin! Just because God can wash any sin away or just because He’s still good to us doesn’t give us a reason to go on doing whatever we (the flesh) want and then expect everything to be smooth. One of the evidences of being a new creation in Christ is that you will no longer live in rebellion and you will desire to please the Lord by the way that you live.
Now this is the part many hate.
God is good enough to punish His children also. Because to God, it is better for one to be saved by strike than to be left at ease on Earth and then suffer eternally.
“And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell” – Mark 9:47
This verse doesn’t only refer to one giving up a dear thing so they can be saved. It also refers to the fact that one can be stricken and brought back to grace, as the result, then to be enjoying the “sin-life” and miss out on His grace.
The bigger aspect of His goodness is that He still wanted to save humanity even when it was corrupted. “His people” used to sacrifice lambs so their sins could be washed away. These lambs were pure: they had no defaults whatsoever and no “stains”. This showed perfection: they received forgiveness by the perfection of the lamb.
Even though the Israelites were sacrificing lambs, they were still sinning continuously and they weren’t the only nation on the Earth, they were the only nation that was God’s (own). Meaning that sin covered the Earth’s surface.
But what did God do? He looked unto Jesus, His only Son and saw His perfection. The earthly perfection could not save and that’s why He chose the Holy perfection: Jesus, to be sacrificed for the sins of not one person, not the Israelites, but for humanity.
We would understand great love, when a man lays his life for his friend, but Christ went overboard: He laid His life for us even when we were just enemies then. Jesus died for sins once for all.
God is able to wash away any sin. Isaiah 1:18 says: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Even if God can erase sin, He still hates it (sin). It’s just like me being able to do the dishes very well but hating to do them. But He is able to bless you even when you have sinned. Because sometimes the blessing you receive can hit you so hard that it’ll demand repentance. It can make you think “Oh my Lord. I don’t deserve this,” “what did I do?” or “God I’m so sorry!”
But He is also able to punish you justly so you can be forever happy in the end. Your blessing could be a punishment (feeling guilty after doing wrong yet He still did you good: which leads to repentance) and your punishment could be a blessing (God can take something away just so you’d be saved in the end).
God doesn’t treat us as are sins deserve nor does He stop using us based on our faults. The whole world sins but He still blesses us all (the whole planet), the same way He can punish us all. We all receive the rain and the sunshine. We all get to enjoy His beautiful nature and He takes care of all of us every day. His blessings are available at all times. Some of these blessings of His are forgiveness, healing, love, life and grace. He offers all of that to everyone and He allows you to freely choose these things.
I pray & hope that you were blessed by this post.