The Divine Standard

By   •   March 7

Christ said there is a happiness in that acknowledgment of spiritual poverty which lets God come into our souls. Now, the Bible teaches that our souls have a disease. It causes all the troubles and difficulties in the world. It causes all the troubles, confusions, and disillusionments in your own life. The name of the disease is an ugly word. We don’t like to use it. It is “sin.” All of us have pride. We do not like to confess that we are wrong or that we have failed. But God says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We have failed to live up to the divine standard. We must confess our sin as the first step to happiness, peace, and contentment.

Go Deeper: Read Franklin Graham’s message on sin

Prayer for the day

Pride kept me so long from acknowledging my need of You, Lord. Each day, help me to realize I am nothing without You.

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  1. Pat Norman says:

    I have become distant from God and am praying for the Holy Spirit to guide me back to a closer relationship with my Lord, Jesus Christ.

  2. Susan Moran says:

    My son is on drugs, and running the wrong way down one way street. I don’t know how to handle this, or how to approach him. We both need help.

    1. Donna Hairfield says:

      I’m praying for you and your son. Going through the same thing as well. God bless you both.

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  4. Sharon says:

    Please pray for my mentally ill ( five different diagnosed illnesses) son, who also suffers with addictions. My daughter who has everything you could ask for, but does not follow God any longer. Thank you so much.