Grace is amazing – guilt is not

Grace is amazing – guilt is not
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NLT)

God doesn’t humiliate repentant sinners. He understands our weaknesses. Too often when I read this scripture I focus on the fact that ‘he did not sin’ rather than the truth that ‘he understands our weaknesses’.

We ought to have his heart toward those who have given into temptation. We have to treat them with dignity and not scorn. The truth is – “they” are us. The measure of grace we use in judging others failures will be measured back to us when we need it.

Shame grows in the soil of guilt.

Strength grows in fields of Grace.

Grace is amazing.

Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.

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Chris Russo
Chris Russo

It seems like this really challenges the view of God that we have. Is God the kind of God that would want us to feel guilty? Many of us would unfortunately respond to that question with a resounding yes. Chris