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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10 Comments

  1. DENNIS KAYE says:

    THANKS to Dr. Graham, for this reflections . The y inspire us very much to follow Jesus, our Lord every day , with no doubt.

  2. Brian says:

    i thank you for these lines that you wrote , they are really up to the point . stay Blessed

  3. Jim Helms says:

    Amen. Thank you Lord for preachers like Billy Graham.

  4. sherry strunk says:

    I would ask again if u would pray for my husband Billy that he would get some relief from his sickness

  5. Thembisile Mutlanyana says:

    Amen! I pray that Lord empty us and purifies us with His precious Blood so that we can be cleansed of our sins in Jesus Name I pray…

  6. Helen E. Martin says:

    Thank you for all the messages received from you as well as the Decision magazine.

  7. Don says:

    In our own strength will will always come up short to GODS standard.He invites us to use HIS strength. Thank You FATHER GOD.

  8. Gerry says:

    Even though we were born in sin God’s love for us never ceases once we accept his Holy Son as our personal Lord and Savior.

  9. Barbara Swann says:

    I start my day my reading the daily devotion, thank you so much for having this. It helps me to get my day going!!!