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To presume on God’s grace is to take for granted, or assume, that God will show favour towards you. It is a thoroughly dangerous place to be, and as we saw in Jonah 2 it has dangerous consequences for how we relate to God and to our world.
Nobody, I hope (!), intentionally presumes on God’s grace. So how does one end up at that point?
Here are six steps to the process, not necessarily all in order, and all of them subtle drifts from intentional gospel-centred thankfulness and humility.
Some of these steps may be tongue in cheek, but in concert together they work to build a person who presumes on God’s grace. Living this way long enough ultimately leads to hearing these devastating words, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (cf Matthew 7:23).
Friends, may we never presume the grace of God – may it always be central to our lives and as truly awesome and profound that it is.
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