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GOD LOVES SINNERS; HE HATES SIN – Ezekiel

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God’s Mercy Remains For A Repentant Sinner

(Passage: Ezekiel 36)

The mercy of God is precious and ever available for every sinner. Anyone who repents of his sin will obtain the mercy of God and receive his forgiveness. Beware, Satan can sway anyone to assume that his (or her) sin is too big to forgive, but nothing of such with God!

Our heavenly Father will forgive anyone who confesses his sin and repent from it.

Is there any saint out there? Indeed, no human righteousness is suitable enough to satisfy God; we all have to take the step of repentance.

However, the fact that no human can boast of any self-righteousness before God must not be taken as an excuse to validate an evil practice. No sinner should rejoice in his sin.

Every sin is punishable; therefore, it is important that everyone comes to a point that he or she repents and asks for forgiveness.

The scripture states,

“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to clean us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us (1 John 1:8-10).”

No one is righteous enough to surpass the need to seek God’s forgiveness.

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God Offers No Substitute: Repentance Of Sin Must Be Exercised!

The lesson about the necessity of repentance can be learned from the Israelites (God’s children in the Bible).  They upset God with sin and were clueless of how to exercise genuine repentance; therefore, the Creator promised to help them come clean of it.

God promised to teach his people how to exercise genuine repentance so that they can be forgiven.

God’s Holiness Standard Remains

Children of God must come clean of their mess. God said to them:

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you will keep my judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in

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GOD DOES NOT REWARD FALSE CHARITY – Matthew

Honest Charity Deserves Good Reward

It is good to be good! When we act in good faith, people are blessed, and God is glorified.

No doubt that God sees our charity efforts. He is surely keeping the record, and he will reward them in due time.

God and his angels rejoice when someone goes out of his way to bless his fellow human being, but not only are heavenly hosts celebrating the good deed, but God keeps the record; he will hands down his good reward for the effort.

Since an act of charity is honorable in the sight of the Lord, Christians are encouraged to engage in it.

Charity Worker, Check Your Motive

Not all charity works are visible to others, but some can’t really be kept secret from the public eyes. In such a situation, people may acknowledge and shower praises on the worker. However, the charity worker must take caution and not get carried away with the praises he receives.

A person who does a thing to receive human praise has gotten all he deserves. He may not necessarily receive God’s reward afterward since he’s all out seeking human’s approval and praises.

Seek God’s Endorsement, not a human endorsement! #endorse

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As children of God, our efforts must not focus on receiving human’s praises but must focus on glorifying God.

When selfishness is not the driving motive, the result of our efforts will be so praise-worthy in the presence of God.

Meanwhile, besides any human’s praises and acknowledgment, God knows how best to reward our righteous services that focus on helping humanity and glorifying the name of God.

God will reciprocate our true efforts with riches and glory in his kingdom. He will also bless us on earth.

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you; they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (Matthew 6:2-4).

God’s Reward Awaits Your True Services

God is an honest deity; he also respects people who share the same attribute. True worshipers score a high mark with God, but people’s pleasers won’t go far!

As a child of God, you should evaluate your motive in any matter.

Ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I’m doing: Am I doing it to receive human’s praises, or I’m doing it to receive God’s praises?”

Self-seeking praise may go well with humans, but it doesn’t go well with God. Let your efforts be motivated by love; let your action glorify God! 

Allow God to Guide Your Actions Human flesh is in enmity with God – Flesh will encourage you to go in the way of human satisfaction, which means you will have to seek human praises to meet the demand. The flesh will motivate you to parade your charity, but the Holy Spirit of God can help you overcome that challenge. Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God! Ask God to give you the strength and power not to be selfish nor seek

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