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Date: June 8th, 2008

Lord, thank you for… sparing me?

8 June, 2008 (2:12pm) | Blog | 3 comments

Today, my pastor spoke on 2 Kings 22. He focused mostly on this verse:

“When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.”
2 Kings 22:11

It was a pretty good sermon, but there was one part where he was talking about the passage in Luke 18 where the priest says “God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.”

Of course we all look at that and say, “that guy was being so vain! How dare he!” When I realized, I do the same thing. Looking at my life, I have never had any major problems, I’ve never done anything that had irrevocable consequences. So I thank God for that. And rightly so. But shouldn’t I be focusing more on repenting for the ways that I have messed up in addition to thanking God for sparing me certain things? Or should I even be thinking about what I have been spared at all? Who am I to say that I have been spared? My life is just as messed up as any other persons, and I have only myself to blame. What do you guys think?

EDIT: Be sure to check out the comments. inWorship posted a comment that is probably better than my entire post!

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