"Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin." (Romans 7:24-25)
The Apostle Paul recognized that no matter what he did, he could not avoid sin, thus was in constant need of God's grace. So are our lives. True, we can try to stay away from situations that are liable to cause us to sin, but at the end of the day, we "will" fall short in our thoughts, words or deeds.
Therein lies our need to be covered by the grace that only Jesus can provide. Have you accepted His offer of grace yet? A grace that can't be earned, but is given freely to those who believe in Him. "If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth." (1 John 1:8) and "If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts." (1 John 1:10).
Bottom line is no one is perfect. "Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins." (Ecclesiastes 7:20) God knew this and was the "exact" reason He sent His son to save us once and for all. Please don't pass up what is freely offered to you. Repent for your sins, surrender to Christ, and allow God to help you navigate your life from this day forward.
"If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10)
5/31/2018 05:04:27 pm
Terrific reflection. Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saves a sinner like me. Thank you!
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