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As followers of Christ, we are invited to not only follow Him, but to reflect His glory upon the world around us (see 2 Corinthians 3:17-18). And even though our first inclination may be to judge others’ immoral behavior, it’s always good to pause and consider Ephesians 2:4 in a deeper way.
The Life Application Study Bible note on this verse says,
READING & PRAYERS:
God has shown you grace and mercy without measure. In what ways may God be inviting you to reflect this same level of grace and mercy upon others who are far from Him?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I confess there are times in my life when I am like Jonah. Instead of following through on Your invitation to reflect Your love and mercy to others, I withdraw. Instead of thinking of others, I give in to my self-centered tendencies. Help me, this day and every day, to share the Good News of Your love and mercy with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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