Better Than I Deserve

I once had a friend greet me with the commonly heard phrase, “How are you doing.”  I responded, “Much better than I deserve.”  My friend gave me a rather odd look and said, “Well, that may be; only you know what you’ve been doing.”  It seemed that he took my words, “Much better than I deserve,” as an admission of some sort of wrong-doing.  Not at all!  When a Christian considers how he is doing, he realizes that he really is doing much better than he deserves.

Who among us deserves God’s love?  Yet, God loves us anyway!  Second, who among us deserves our salvation?  Yet, God saves us anyway!  Third, who among us deserves heaven?  Yet, God has promised it to us anyway.  God has truly been good to us.  How are you doing?