The LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting.
Many Christians do not see God in all of His wholeness. We glibly quote John 3:16-but we forget the following verses; He who does not believe has been judged already(verse 18)
Yes, God is loving and compassionate. But He is also absolutely holy and pure, and because of that He is the Judge who will someday bring His full wrath to bear on those who refuse to repent.
All too often we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong. The Cross is the proof that holiness is a principle for which God would die. God cannot clear the guilty until atonement is made. But that is what happened at the Cross.
Do not take sin lightly. Do not tolerate sin in your life, glibly saying "Oh well, God will forgive it anyway." Sin is an offense to Almighty God, and while He will have mercy on us when we repent, He also is the Judge, and "everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
The devotionals that I share is by Billy Graham..
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to Shine for Christ!.