Where Are You Bound?

God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. (Romans 11:32, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Man’s disobedience is not ignored. The consequences of man’s disobedience (sin) are binding. Otherwise, God would not be a just God. All have sinned, so all are bound. Nevertheless, God “may [not must] have mercy on them all,” for Christ died for all so that God could have mercy on them all. Otherwise, God would not be a merciful God. But not all will receive mercy, because God is not bound to extend mercy to those who reject Christ. They remain bound to the consequences of their sin.

My Advice – Some (those who accept Christ) receive mercy. All receive justice. Those who accept Christ, because He paid the full penalty that was bound to be justly paid. Everyone else, those who reject God’s mercy, bear the full weight of God’s justice that was bound to be paid. No one receives injustice. Justice and mercy, they intersect on the cross. Where are you bound? Take the mercy.

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