What would God think about that? We all do things from time to time we know displease God. And our disobedience leads to discipline from God. But why does he discipline us at all? Why can’t he just look the other way?
"When it comes to sin, what initially attracts us eventually attacks us." —Andy Stanley
God is coming for you—not because he is against you, but because he is for you. God doesn’t discipline you to pay you back. He disciplines you to bring you back. How far is he willing to go? He didn’t spare his only Son to purchase you. He won’t spare your wealth, health, career, or reputation to reconnect with you. Remember: you belong to him, and he has a plan for you.
"God doesn't discipline to get you back but to bring you back!" —Andy Stanley
Scripture: Revelation 3:19–20 — “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. As the host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, with over five million messages consumed each month through television and podcast, and the author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; Ask It; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.