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Does God give me what I deserve according to my deeds?


“I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10
            No, we don’t get what we deserve.  We deserve death for our sins.  If that were the case, we would barely make it passed the age of two or three. 
            It’s called grace.  God withholds punishment because He knows the future.  God also applies our deserved punishment to Jesus’ death on the cross.  His suffering takes the place of my suffering.
            God rewards us all the time by giving us life, sustaining us, protecting us.  His rewards are daily if you only look for them.
            However, there are times when we need correction, discipline, and God allows the consequences to play out in our life.  At that time, we get a small inkling of what we deserve.  Praise the Lord for not fully giving us what we deserve.