Riches of Kindness

Journal Entry // June 23, 2022

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (ESV)

Romans 2:4

Gods’ kindness is meant to lead me to repentance. This is something I truthfully don’t think that often about. In all honesty, I am much like Paul’s statement here that I presume upon the amazing kindness of God in my life. His kindness that is meant to expose my falsehood and unbelief and then naturally lead me to repentance and faith, this same kindness I twist and turn to my own selfishness and allow it to puff me up with pride and arrogance. Worse than that I allow myself to see the kindness of God and view it as confirmation that the Lord is pleased with the current state of my heart and then use it as an encouragement to keep carrying on in my ways, instead of letting his kindness expose the darkness within and be drawn to the beauty of Christ.

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