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.

Why does God choose to love us in spite of? Listen to Billy Graham’s sermon on the mystery of righteousness.

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. Stanley Mushwana says:

    Search me oh God, know my heart, and see if any wicked way in me. Cleanse me from any sin. I praise Thee oh Lord for cleansing me.

  2. Gerry says:

    Failing to do the things we know we ought to do, can be very frustrating. Fortunately, God knows our hearts and He is faithful to forgive us when we ask. He cleanses us, as though it never occurred. The most important thing is to never give up . Continue to fight the good fight. The end has been written and as his children we will ultimately spend eternity in our Heavenly Father’s very presence.

  3. Ann says:

    Thank you for reminding me of Your holiness and the grace You pour out on me; even though I am not worthy. All honor, glory and praise to You, Father.

  4. daniel says:

    Oh God have mercy on me, thanks for this post you just make me see how dirty i am

  5. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Dear Lord Jesus Christ cleanse me with your blood and make me qualify for your divine standard

    1. mark says:

      Amen brother!