Joyce Meyer: If We All Got What We Deserve, 'We'd Be in Serious Trouble'
Author and speaker Joyce Meyer says we need to watch how we respond to trials in our life. Are we responding without taking offense in our hearts, or do we become bitter and resentful toward God? If we all got what we truly deserved, we'd all be going to hell, "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).
"It's amazing how we're OK if things are happening to everybody else: 'They should trust God,'" Meyer says. "But when it happens to us, 'Well, how—I don't know why this is happening to me.' And what we've got to be very careful about is the thing of, 'Well, God, I go to church every week, and I tithe, and I pray and I do this and that.'
"Can I tell you something? God doesn't owe us anything. That's just the truth. If we all got what we deserved, we'd be in serious trouble."
To watch the entire sermon, titled "Don't Be Offended by Trouble," click here.