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. Gerry says:

    We were born in sin and will die in sin. However as believers if we are faithful to make an honest effort to improve and sincerely ask for Christs’ forgiveness when we sin. He is faithful to forgive us all our sins. We are not perfect, just forgiven.

  2. Myres Rwabi. says:

    I love Jesus. I’m a Billy fan.

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    Spiritual Pride is the most arrogent of all kinds of pride. Until the time God extinuishes the fires of evil forever. He gives us His Grace n Strangth to endure the trial of life as we look forward to His Return! God Bless us all! AMEN.

  4. D.S.Rjsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    FORGIVENESS OF SINS and physical healing are part of the great salvation [which we are told not to] neglect(Heb.2:3). Salvation includes both. – “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases(Psa.103:3).Which is easier to say, your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk?(Mat.9:5)

  5. Stephen Gyamfi says:

    Thank u Jesus

  6. Antonio Pabon says:

    Thank you God for your divine Mercy. Thank you for your Son Jesus who redem us in the Cross. I will be for ever grateful and pray that you give me the strength for preaching your Gospel.

  7. Barbara says:

    Amen…thank you for reiterating this basic truth.

  8. Santu Roy says:


  9. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you. I use to read Micah, one of my favorit.This verse helps me when I need to confess.
    Micah 6:8-9

  10. Ed says:

    “Sin” is truly the first 4 letter word.