So many times, we try to justify things we do because we feel we “deserve” it.
“I deserve that piece of chocolate!”
“I deserve that new dress!”
“I deserve to get that person back for what they did!”
The truth is, no matter what we think we deserve – we really don’t get what we truly deserve.
The Psalmist said it this way in Psalm 103:
“He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs”
What we really deserve is death. What we get is life, eternal and abundant. Now that’s a trade off!
The next time you start to think about what you do deserve, stop and be thankful that you don’t get what you really deserve!