Is God an "if only" kind of God?
If only we behave, God will love us?
If only we don't sin, God will smile upon us?
Scriptures like 2 Chronicles 7:14 allude to this sentiment, but where does this leave us? I can never do enough to win God's approval, so all of my "if only" attempts will always fall short of God's measurements. Or does it imply that God wants to see us try our best, at the very least?
I am not 100% sure...I guess that's why I love Romans 5:8 so much - it takes away my efforts and highlights the grace of Jesus.
What are you thinking?
Living in Grace,
P.S. I have intentionally left out the Scripture verses today, hoping that you will look them up. If you are rushing through this post then simply go to www.biblegateway.com - they will help you with the verses.