The other day I was reading a post on another blog. It had to do with the indiscretions of married people.
A young lady made a comment, stating matter-of-factly that she was in a relationship with a married man who also happened to be her boss, and how she had great respect for his wife and would never seek to take her place.
She then went on to say that she would be getting married later this year but didn't know how to tell her boss/lover, because she still wished to keep her job and was afraid he might sack her out of spite.
She ended by saying she hoped the Holy Spirit would touch his heart to deal kindly with her.
I just sat staring at my laptop in disbelief! Here was someone in obvious sin, no evidence of repentance or even remorse, audacious enough to ask the help of the Holy Spirit! God is indeed patient!
Of course God forgives sin. Of course He comes to our aid even when we don't deserve it, but the kind of presumption I see on display these days is just mind-boggling. People persist in sinful lifestyles of which they are fully aware, yet they go to church every Sunday, listen to the sermon, pay their tithes and offerings, sometimes speak in tongues (help Lord!), and go straight back into the laps of sin without missing a beat.
It is true what the Bible says about a seared conscience. Sin has hardened their hearts so much so that they probably do not feel the slightest twinge of guilt.
"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." (Ecclesiastes 8:11), but "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galations 6:7).
Let's stop presuming on God and taking His mercy for granted. He is faithful and just to forgive all unrighteousness, all He asks for is sincere repentance. Seek the Lord while He may be found, while there is still time.