“What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous? If God put not trust in His saints, And the heavens are not pure in His sight, How much less man, who is abominable and filthy, Who drinks iniquity like water!” Job 15:14-16 NKJV
No one can be pure. Each of us inherits a sinful nature from our parents when we are born. We cannot be righteous. Breaking one law makes us guilty of breaking the entire law.
God gave us free will. He gave us the ability to give and receive love. He gave us powerful minds and imaginations. But what exactly is man? We are the crown jewel of God’s creation. We are the only creatures made in the image and likeness of God!
Who are the saints of God? Does the Lord trust them?
This week two former Roman Catholic Popes received sainthood. I do not know how many people the Catholic Church has invested with sainthood. I do know it is not very many. The Lord calls all people who live by faith in His Son saints!
One third of the angels followed Satan into rebellion against God. The evil in their hearts transformed them into demons. They wage war against the people of God.
Rebellious angels oppose God and His people. They temp us with evil. They want us to follow them into rebellion against the Most High. They hate us because there will be no redemption for their sin. They are the reason God created hell.
All of creation has been tainted by sin. The cosmos is spiraling farther and farther from the perfection of God. Jesus will use the heavens and earth to pour out His wrath in the final days before His return.
God’s perfect plan includes forgiveness for His people.
People who are willing to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior can be washed white as snow. Those who surrender to God can be declared righteous. The crown jewels of God’s creation will be restored to their rightful place in the Kingdom of God!
One day the Lord will create a new heavens and a new earth. People who love God will dwell with Him in blessed perfection forever!
What is man? We are the apple of God’s eye. We are the only creatures to whom God holds out His hand of love and forgiveness!
Will you reach out and receive God’s healing touch? Will you give your heart to Jesus? The Lord is waiting to receive you into His kingdom. Do it today!
If you have you bowed your head and fallen to your knees in submission to Jesus rest assured, God trusts you enough to empower you with His Spirit. Will you trust Jesus enough to pour out your love and devotion to God?
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