Life with a limp

Re: Verse reading–Deuteronomy 34 (day five)  “I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”  (v 4)  Old story.  Very old.  The wages of sin is death.  Every time.  Death comes.  A door closes.  At the end of life, Moses is experiencing the judgment that came on him in Numbers 2o.  We are shocked by this.  I really don’t know why.  The mercy of God does not exempt us from the consequences of sin.  Not always.  Not totally.  Sometimes the mercy of God comes to us like it did to Jacob.  We find His face, but we walk with a limp for the rest of our lives.  Even prayer, long and real and pleading prayer, could not change the outcome for Moses. ( See Deuteronomy 3:24-26.) Believers experience both the grace and the government of God.  “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”  (Galatians 6:7)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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