My Vision of God’s Protection-Lent 13, 2020

Prayer Focus: Protection, Not Punishment

Thank You, Father, for the protection You gave mankind, that You didn’t allow us to eat from the tree of life and live forever in a sinful state. Help me to see this as discipline and protection … and not as punishment. Living forever in a sinful state would be almost as bad as hell. Drive that point home to me. Strife. Forever. Crime. Forever. Pain. Forever. Misery. Forever. Divisions. Forever. Hatred. Forever. The only thing missing would have been death and replaced by living forever as a living hell. Therefore, in Your Wisdom, Lord, You gave us consequences and protection, gifts both, from Your hand of mercy. Yes, death has been a consequence that followed as “surely die” that You forewarned. But even so, death has always been in Your eyes, an enemy to be defeated with Your unassailable battle plan, defeating death Yourself. And for us, Lord, You have provided a way back to Yourself and to eternal life from the very beginning even as we experienced banishment from Your holy presence. We praise You that You are merciful and forgiving! We praise You for Your wise and wonderful plan for salvation! We praise You for the sinless perfection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior in whose Name we pray. Amen


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