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Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

We often hear the term “take advantage” in a negative context. Someone took advantage of my generosity or they took advantage of my love.

Some of us attempt to use this negative context with God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. We think taking advantage of God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness is a bad thing. Some will say, don’t abuse God’s grace. In fact, that’s exactly what God wants us to do. He wants us to take advantage of these things because of the price that was paid. Unlike people, God’s benefits won’t run out based on how many times we use them. There’s not a “last time” with God. If we sin again and again and again, God’s benefits will still be available.

If someone payed $60 or more for us to eat at one of those fancy buffet places in Las Vegas, it would be unwise and insulting if we didn’t take advantage of all the options in front of us. It’s the same way with the benefits of Calvary.

Don’t insult God. Jesus paid an awesome price for us to receive grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Let’s use them to our advantage.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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