What If We Got What We Deserved?

What If We Got What We Deserved?

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Quite often when someone wrongs or offends us, we tend to look the other way and think, “they will get what’s coming to them … and if I’m lucky I can witness”. I recently heard of a great misfortune that happened to someone who had wronged me. My initial thought was “well he got what he deserved”. Before I could fully finish my thought, the Holy Spirit convicted me and said, “what if you got what you deserved?”

I immediately repented of my vile thought towards this person; and was reminded of the following scriptures in Romans 3, (10) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (20) Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. (24) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

These scriptures reminded me that none of us are righteous and we all are in need of God’s grace and mercy.

My prayer: Thank you God for your grace and mercy towards me. I am forever grateful. Please forgive me for my harsh treatment of my fellow man. Soften my heart to love my neighbor as I love myself. Amen.

Terry Cato About Terry Cato

Terry Cato is a Talk Show Host, Author and relationship blogger. She is the Founder of Relationships 411, a blog community dedicated to healthy relationships and marriages. She is the Host of Real Talk w/Terry a Bay Area talk show focusing on relationship and lifestyle topics. Her memoir, “No Longer a Bridesmaid!” chronicles the 7 years she was single, celibate and believing God for a husband. Feel Free to Follow Terry on Twitter and visit her website for more information about the Author.


  1. Thank you for this reminder. The natural heart wants justice–until we look at ourown behavior.

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