Love Despite Ourselves

By   •   May 15   •   Topics:

disheveled man

The Bible teaches that all our righteousness-falling short of the divine standard as it does-is as filthy rags in the sight of God. There is absolutely no possibility of our manufacturing a righteousness, holiness, or goodness that will satisfy God. Even the best of us is impure to God. I remember one day when my wife was doing the washing. The clothes looked white and clean in the house, but when she hung them on the line they appeared soiled and dirty, in contrast to the fresh-fallen snow.

Our own lives may seem at times to be morally good and decent; but in comparison to the holiness and the purity of God, we are defiled and filthy. In spite of our sins and moral uncleanness God loves us. He decided to provide a righteousness for us. That is the reason that He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross.

Prayer for the day

My life is like a gray pall beside the whiteness of Your purity, Lord Jesus. Cleanse me this day.

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  1. Bonnie Hammond says:

    God always sends me words of encouragement when I need them most.

  2. david ngugi says:

    Its my desire to be righteous and holy all the days of my life.

  3. Karen says:

    Amen, God bless the Graham family.

  4. Gerry says:

    Thank God daily for his incredible Grace. Even with my best efforts, I fall way short of God’s Holy Standard. I will strive to improve, with his help, to become a better servant. Thank you Lord for your continued patience, guidance and Love.

  5. Joyce Paul says:

    Clothing ourselves with Jesus’ attitudes n actions shows His Presence in our lives. God Richly Bless U n Ur BGEA! Amen.

  6. Julie Oriabure says:

    Lord empty me of self righteousness and fill me with yours my Jesus amen.