Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Daily Grace - Guilty of Plenty




A man was filling out a job application when he came to the question "Have you ever been arrested?" He wrote, "No". The next question, intended for people who had answered "Yes" to the previous question, was "Why?" The applicant answered it anyway: "I never got caught". He evidently knew he was guilty of plenty!

So was the apostle Paul. He knew he had personally done wrong and sinned against God. He wrote, "I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man" (1 Tim. 1:13). He even called himself the "chief" of sinners (v. 15).

We too were once separated from the Lord because of our sin and were considered His enemies (Rom. 5:10; Col. 1:21). But when we confessed our sin and acknowledged our need for His forgiveness, He cleansed us and made us new. Those of us who have known the Lord for many years may have the tendency to forget what we've been rescued from and forgive of. Sharing about our past and current failures and giving praise to God for forgiveness will help us not to come across as "holier-than-thou" to people who don't yet know the Lord. The truth is, we've all been guilty of plenty, and God deserves the glory for His mercy toward us. Grace is everything for those who deserve nothing.

13 comments:

  1. May the Lord instill his words in our hearts. Amen.

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  3. Thank you Jesus for the Power of ur Grace.

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  4. May the Grace of The Almighty never depart from my life and may never take it for granted in Jesus name. Amen

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  5. Father, we are all sinners who don't deserve anything. But your Grace and mercy we need. In Jesus name amen

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  6. Every day i aşk you Lord to forgive me for the sins i commit both knowingly and unknowingly

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