Scattered Seeds

Today’s Daily Devotional – Do You Deserve Grace? (Giveaway Closed)

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Today’s Scattered Seeds

If you’re not familiar with The War Room, I urge you to sit down and watch it tonight. You won’t be sorry, I promise. It’s a powerful reminder to not only pray, but to also love with compassionate grace. 

For those of you who are familiar with the movie, I want to bring you back to the scene where Miss Clara sits down in the living room with Elizabeth. Elizabeth hands over a long list of grievances she has with her husband—three pages in fact. 

“You’ll get the gist of it, when you read it,” she says, passing the list to Miss Clara.

Without skipping a beat, Miss Clara poses a question, “Actually, I’m not gonna read it.” She says, “My question to you is this: in light of all of these wrongs, does God still love Tony?” 

After Elizabeth points out that her love for Tony is buried under a lot of frustration, Miss Clara replies, “So, he needs grace.” 

“I don’t know if he deserves grace,” Elizabeth sighs. 

“Do you deserve grace?” Clara asks. 

And with that, I’m convicted. I’m reminded of all the times I’ve shortchanged someone’s character because they didn’t measure up to my expectations. The days when I’ve been more frustrated with people than loving. The wasted opportunities I’ve let slip by when I could have extended God’s compassion and grace but I didn’t. 

He gave up His life for us while we were yet sinners. And what did He say about those who whipped Him, spat in His face, and crucified Him? “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

It’s that kind of grace that speaks volumes. And the same kind of grace that we need to be putting into action if we hope to preach Christ. 

I have a t-shirt in my closet that reads, “Love first, ask questions later.” It’s a reminder for me to give before I judge. Better yet, it’s a reminder to give without judgement. Oh, if we could all love as Christ loved, this world would be a better place, wouldn’t it?  

This is an excerpt from Pursuing Christ the Life Changing Story of Ruth: Bible Study

In this, Jesus recognized the blindness of His enemies in His prayer. This does not excuse the guilt of those who put Jesus on the cross; but Jesus puts His enemies in the best possible light in His prayer to the Father. We need to show love by praying the same way. – David Guzik

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Tilling the Soil

Read Luke 15:11-32 where we see one of the greatest stories of compassion and grace as Jesus prayed for His enemies in the darkest hour of His life.

Planting Hope

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. (Luke 23:34, KJV)

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