I did something a little adventurous today. Well at least for me it was adventurous. In this adventure I found something to ring out so true to me. That truth is that no matter how someone may judge you or what they may think about your action the only one that can determine the nature of those actions is God. We can try our best to size up if a person is good or evil the thing that determines that is intention of which we cannot nor will we truly ever be able to measure.
That brings me to this very common yet often misinterpreted term and that’s sin. Sin is very common but the knowledge of sin and the very knowledge of evil can sometime cause us to actually engage in what is sinful and evil. If we argue over the factors of sin we become guilty of quarreling and stirring strife. This actually broadens the scoop of sin. However, discussions of sin are healthy to have because they help us to mature in understanding God’s plan and why He is actually not for some things.
Yet and still even though there is sin and we have all committed sin in some way or fashion, there is grace. God gifted us with grace because He knew that even though we would try to meet the standard of maturity in Christ that we would always fall short because of our innate ability to miss the mark and sin. The grace of God gives us a liberty that following the letter of the law does not. And by following the letter of the law I mean always trying to get it right without missing it we miss the whole point of being a child of God and that’s being in a relationship with Him.
Ephesians 2:4-8 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
My hope is to help you understand that you don’t have to have everything in your life right and you can even be prone to clumsiness in your life but God still loves you. He knew you would be unable to meet the high standard of the commandments that’s why he lowered the standard to just two commandments.
Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said to him, “ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Why do we need it broken down this simple? Because we often complicate things and breaking them down to their simplest form help us to understand what matters and what does not matter at all. So tonight I just wanted to let someone know that you don’t have to achieve perfection to be accepted by God and you don’t have to be near spotless before coming to Him. Matter of fact, you can accept Christ as your personal Savior now and start to walk in this grace that He freely gives. To do that just say these words aloud. ” Lord I believe that your Son Jesus died to save me from my sin and that He is your Son. I receive your Son as my personal Savior.”
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