“There is none righteous, no not one; there is none who does good, no not one.” Romans 3:10, 12
If asked by others what kind of person we are, most would say a pretty good one. We don’t beat our wives, steal from our neighbors, or kill our enemies. Those “bad” people are in jail. Even in jail there is a pecking order of who is better than others. No one, after all, is bad; are they?
What if we got up one morning and looked in the mirror and saw what God sees in our human condition. We would be so revolted we would never want to look in the mirror again. We would be scared to death. The truth is there is no one who is good. God alone is good; Jesus said so. That is why we need a Savior; that is why Jesus came. He forgives who we are and creates in us an image of Himself. We really need that and need to understand it each day. We need to live with conscious intent to walk in our new resurrected relationship with God.
Dear Father, Thank You for loving me when I was unlovely. Help me to reveal Your loveliness each day. Amen.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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