Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
There is a strong Biblical truth in this phrase. We deserve more punishment than we get. Thanks to the grace of God we can be saved. Sometimes because God has changed our lives it is hard to admit how vile we are as sinners.
It is easy to see how others deserve punishment but never to look at ourselves. The statement is made that God has exacted less than our sins deserve.
That is so true and especially true since we are saved by grace. Grace means that we are saved with no merit of our own. We do not deserve salvation.
Let’s remember all day that He saved us when we didn’t deserve it. We should be sent to Hell and even that isn’t really sufficient for our sin and rebellion against Him.
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