ver felt the feelings of shame, disbelief, anger, frustration after a major screw up? Made a choice or a mistake that you “shouldn’t make?” I know the answer is yes, so I will go ahead and ask the follow up question: How did you respond? Did you jump right up and run back to the huddle, or did you send your helmet soaring?
What is the grace of God about? In Luke 15, Jesus shares the story of the prodigal son, in which we learn a great deal about the heart of our Father and the nature of His mercy and grace toward His children. And there is much more to this grace than you might think!
In Matthew 22:39, Jesus tells us that the second greatest commandment is that we love other people “as we love ourselves.” For many followers of Jesus, our issue is typically not that we DON’T love others as we love ourselves, but that we DO. We just don’t love ourselves very well. Worse yet, in many cases we have become OK with our lack of self-love and have even convinced ourselves that it is biblical. The truth is, God has created each of us with value and purpose, and His desire is that we would learn to love ourselves in a biblical way!