Too Far Gone

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Today's reading: 2 Chronicles 33:10-20; 2 Kings 21:10-18

There's no question that Manasseh's heart was full of sin. He was prideful and arrogant, and was determined to run his life without God. But Manasseh's sinful actions and his rejecting of God, didn't deter God from pursuing him. Using extreme and difficult circumstances, God got Manasseh's attention. And when Manasseh finally humbled himself and cried out to God for forgiveness, God responded wholeheartedly, even restoring him to leadership in Jerusalem. A pretty remarkable outcome for someone who was so far from God.

What does God's pursuit of Manasseh, and His willingness to forgive him, reveal about God? What does Manasseh's story show us about God's view of, and love for, people---especially those we might consider too far gone to be reached by God? Tami

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The old phrases refers to the Lord as the "hound of Heaven," and it really is true in that He doesn't quit His pursuit of sinful people, so great is His love for them and His desire that they not perish, but come to repentance.

Often I have felt "too far gone" because of the many times I have failed the Lord in my life. Now, there is not much time left for me to make up for all the disappointment I have caused God.
I don't want to face Him with empty hands, with nothing to show for my life but wood, hay and stubble.

Anonymous,

We can't go back and change yesterday, but each day brings with it a new opportunity to serve God well. What's so awesome is that no matter what we've done, God loves us and is eager for us to walk with Him on our journey. I'm with you on wanting to serve God well. So let's ask for God's help and then turn our efforts to making the most of this new day He's given us! Tami W.

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