God Is Kind to Sinners
“For we ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient...but after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.” (Titus 3:3a, 4)
Have you disobeyed your parents recently? How did they treat you the next day, after you disobeyed? They probably gave you food to eat, provided you with clothing to wear, and allowed you to keep living under their roof, at the very least. They may have even done something especially nice for you, like served one of your favorite foods or fixed one of your toys that was broken. Your parents’ love for you does not change after you disobey them. Your parents continue to show love and kindness to you, day after day, even when you disobey or disappoint them. That’s because loving you is natural for them. You are in their family. Loving you is part of who they are as your parents.
The Bible tells us that God loved us even when we were not in His family. Romans 5:8 tells us that He showed His love for us while we were outside His family, still lost in our sins. Titus 3:3-4 tells us that He loved us even after we had been foolish, disobedient, and hateful. If you are saved today, God loved you and showed mercy to you after you had sinned against Him thousands of times. He brought you into His family and made you an heir of eternal life (Titus 3:7). He saved you just because of His mercy. He showed kindness and love to you – because that is His nature. It is part of Who He is. God is kind to sinners.
Are you ever tempted to think that God is not kind? Have you ever thought that, because He has not given you some of the things you want, He does not love you? God has already proven His love and kindness toward you. He has already shown you much greater love and kindness than you could ever hope to deserve. He will not keep back His kindness from you now. Sometimes God waits to give us good things, and sometimes He refuses to give us things because they would harm us. When you are tempted to doubt God’s kindness and love, just look back to the day that He saved you. He loved you when you were still a sinner – and He will always love you. It is part of Who He is.
God is kind and loving toward sinners.
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