7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to watch him baptize,[a] he denounced them. “You brood of snakes!” he exclaimed. “Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath? 8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. 9 Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones. 10 Even now the ax of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.
Wow. This really spoke to me. The line in bold just flew off the page at me. Live my life as proof that I have turned to God. I hope that my life is a testimony to others. I know that I make mistakes and have to turn around and ask God for forgiveness. I'm so thankful that He doesn't just give up on me and gives me second, third, and fourth chances. How thankful I am that He is not human...people seem to rarely give second chances to others.
Thank you Lord, for sacrificing Your life for me! You are truly the God of second chances! I want to live my life so that others know You live in me.