Wider and Deeper - October 26, 2023

Each day seems to bring a new way for us to wander off course. The Christian life is not difficult; it’s impossible. Need proof?  Consider the Everest-level standard set in the Sermon on the Mount.

“Whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment” (Matthew 5:22). Or “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (verse 28). “Whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other” (verse 39). “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you” (verse 44). Exactly how can we fulfill these commands? What hope do we have?

The same hope Jacob did: grace. “Though sin is shown to be wide and deep, thank God his grace is wider and deeper still!” (Romans 5:20 PHILLIPS). God never gives up on you.