Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Getting Dirty Takes Time

Two young children who lived in a ghetto were invited to a Salvation Army Christmas banquet. They were amazed at the lovely surroundings and were surprised to discover that the tables were covered with clean white tablecloths.
When they placed their hands next to their napkins one boasted, “Look, my hands are dirtier than yours.”
“Yes,” responded his friend, “but you are two years older than I am.”
How like sin. Sin is subtle and moves silently but surely, quietly and quickly until it invades every aspect of one’s life. The longer one lives in sin the more it expands and grows until it completely controls one’s life. It is rarely recognized for what it is unless an individual comes to know and understand and accept God’s Word and His message of salvation.
The only way to be redeemed and reclaimed from a sin-centered life is to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and enthrone Him as Lord. Not only is He powerful enough to save us but strong enough to strengthen us, to sustain us and safeguard us from sin.
Jesus offers us His salvation freely as a gift of His eternal love. There is nothing we can do to earn His salvation, but there is much to do once we accept it.
Prayer: Lord, we acknowledge our need for Your salvation if we want to be saved from our sins and live lives that are free from sin and worth living. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 32 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered…Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

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