God’s Grace: The Consequence We Don’t Always Deserve


I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today. Here’s a preview:

“You can choose your sin, but you cannot choose your consequence.”

As Havilah Cunnington tossed out that statement from the stage at my church, all I could think was, “Yep.” My head flooded with memories. How many times had I cried out in frustration to God because I didn’t like a hand I’d been dealt? How many times had I cried out “It’s not fair!” when my disobedience was the catalyst for a resulting consequence?

I’m not sure at what age it happens, but there seems to come a time when we make decisions based on the consequences we assume are before us. Have you ever been convinced to do something by this phrase?: “Come on, what’s the worst that could happen?” I know I have. I’ve also used it when I needed a partner in crime for an “adventure” I wanted to take.  Continue reading here