Monday, January 16, 2017

Daily Text 1/16/2017

"For sin must not be master over you, seeing that you are not under law but under undeserved kindness." - Romans 6:14

 Do we not appreciate God's undeserved kindness to us? Although, try not to think too hard about the concept. I mean, it basically means that God could be a total dick to you if he wanted, but he chooses not to be and wants you to be happy about it. That's really a low standard of behavior, if you ask us. It's like he's saying to us, "I could punch you in the arm right now, but I won't do that. Ain't I a great guy? WORSHIP ME." But it's OK because it comes from Jehovah!

Other translations render this phrase as the word 'grace.' To be sure, the concept of grace includes some measure of doing something nice even though the person doesn't deserve it, but the overall concept is more focused on blessings and kindness. As Jehovah's true Witnesses, we choose to bring to the fore the 'undeserved' part of the phrase. We're just loving like that!

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