Pr. 20:9: “Who can say, “I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?”
I’ve been reading all week about the grace that comes from God, through Christ Jesus. Unfortunately, not one of us can be pure through our own works.
(Well, honestly I’m not convinced that is so unfortunate. As imperfect and inconsistent as I am, I am thankful that my purity from sin is not up to me. I have a Savior who loves me so much that He took that responsibility upon Himself.)
Sin was brought into the world in the Garden of Eden. It has been here ever since; so, we were born unclean and sinful into an unclean and sinful world.
Thankfully, the Lord saw fit to make a way for us to be cleansed, forgiven, and justified. It is through Jesus that we are given salvation. 1 Cor. 1:4-9 talks about the grace we were given, and goes on to say that we are enriched in everything by Him.
Through Jesus, our past has been forgiven, our present is covered by his grace, and our future is in His faithful and merciful hands. What more could we possibly need? What a gift we have all been given!
Let’s quit trying to earn more grace and forgiveness and praise the One who has already given it all!
Turning our eyes upon Jesus,