Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In whose eye a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be moved. Psalm 15 NKJV
These verses describe people who lived in biblical times. Some of them are in eternity with the Lord. Some of them are not. All of them were sinners. Is that fair?
We should not expect fairness from God. We can expect justice and mercy from Him. We can receive God’s grace and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ!
Fairness is even handedness or being treated the same and equal. God does not treat everyone the same. He looks deep into our hearts. He sees things no one else can. Our Heavenly Father gives each of us what we need when we need it to live for Him!
Abraham committed the same sins more than once. Jacob was a liar and a thief. Peter was impulsive and double minded. Paul was a blasphemer and a murderer. Rahab was a prostitute. They learned to trust God with their lives. That is true faith!
Jesus wants us to trust Him to mold us and shape us into the people He created us to be!
God does not want us to think we can be good and righteous on our own. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Faith in Jesus Christ makes us righteous!
I carried around a backpack full of disgraceful titles. I was a drug addict, a liar, a thief and a womanizer. I broke the hearts of my wife children and parents. Today I am called by a different name. I am the beloved of God!
You may be carrying around the baggage of past sins. Toss it aside. If Jesus is your Lord and Savior you have a new name. You are God’s beloved!
If you have been trying to earn God’s favor stop trying so hard. Let Jesus do the transforming work He wants to accomplish in your life. Trust Jesus. He is trustworthy!
Jesus wants us to be yoked together with Him so we will not be moved. He wants us to trust Him to carry us into eternity. Jesus wants to bless us with His love forever!
The bible tells us than no one is righteous. Everyone sins. Perfection is not the hallmark of a Christian. Holiness is not a standard we can achieve in our own effort. We don’t have to!
Jesus took your sins away at the cross. Don’t give them back to Him! In the Father’s right hand are righteousness mercy and grace. Receive them through faith in Jesus!
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