We have such a tragic lack of understanding of the kindness and mercy of God when we come to Him and even afterwards. Today’s devotional will help you see how good He is in a new way. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Luke 15:14-19 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[a] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’
I think I sympathized once with the prodigal son when he resolved to say to his father, ‘Make me as one of thy hired servants.’ I should have been glad to take that position; but that is not the way our Lord acts towards those whom he receives, Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him, and that is your place if you are a child of God, — you are Christ’s table companion. King Arthur and his knights sat at a round table that no one might seem superior to any other; and ‘One is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 536]