thought for the day

Exodus 20 “for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

So often I only every read the first half of these words and then get myself tied up in knots about what it means but ignore the incredible abundance of mercy and grace and love God shows for thousands of generations who love HIm. 3 and 4 generations are something I can count, know and experience so in a sense it is within my naval gazing reflective range but a thousand generations and I become like Abraham unable to count the stars or sand and so give up and do not think about it and so in not thinking about it I so often do not act out of His love either.

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