Which is more common, getting what we want or getting what we deserve? One old saying that has always bothered me it “People get the kind of government that they deserve”. Another that is frightening is,
(Rom 3:23 KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;and when you put that together with,
(Rom 6:23 KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.it can become panic time. This verse offers some reassurance.
God looks at our heart and ends up giving us what we really need.
So? Actions are important but will never replace the condition of the inner man. Sometimes that condition is automatic. Sometimes it requires focus and discipline.