10.2 Romans – God Cares

Sometimes I think that our desire for attributes of God is bi-polar.

On one hand, we really want a caring God.  We want a God who cares for us when we are in pain, when we are lost, when we need help, when we go through any trial.  We want God to be a God of Love and Compassion.  Love, love, love, compassionate and caring across any and every circumstance.

Then, on the other hand, we really want a God who doesn’t care.  We want to believe that God won’t care if I lie a little bit.  God won’t care if I’m a little bit unethical.  God won’t care if I curse this one time.  God won’t care if I lust after this or covet that.  I mean, God knows everyone else is doing it, we are all sinners, right?  God won’t care. It’s just not a big deal.

While we as humans may be unreliable and unpredictable, sometimes caring and sometimes not, God is true and reliable and predictable and consistent.  God always cares.

All sin is against God.  Everything belongs to God, including every minute of every day of our life.  He gives us the free will to decide how we spend those moments, but don’t mistake freedom for not caring.  He wants us to choose to be true because we love Him, not because He forces us to.  He cares because He cares about us.

The next time you are in a situation where you start the lie to yourself that God won’t care if I…, remember it is a lie and there are no lies in God.

My Answers:

3.
where sin increased, grace increased more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness

4.
We dishonor God, we weaken our witness for the Lord, our friends, families and business suffer, we suffer, we do not receive our full inheritance

5.
The small cheats in life, the temptation to speed, to curse, to drink, to indulge. It is disrespectful to God.

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