1 May 2011

"Lord, Protect me."

Submitted by Stephen Winters

How many times have I heard myself or others pray, "Lord, protect me from ....."?
If we overeat, we get fat and bring illness upon us. If we steel from others, the police may come and arrest us. If we jump off a cliff we will be injured or killed.
God doesn't protect us from the consequences of our own behavior. I'm convinced that consquences are from God. It is ludecrous to pray for potection from something that is sent from God. Consequences of wrong behavior are designed to bring pain upon us so that we change our behavior. They are designed to help us stop doing things that are unhealthy for us. We are told that God disciplines those that he loves. That discipline often comes to us in the form of consequences.

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