Friday, September 25, 2020

Getting Dirty Takes Time

Two neglected young children from a poor neighborhood 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 and until 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 exalt Him as Lord. Not only is He powerful enough to save us, but strong enough to strengthen us, to sustain us, and to keep us from sins that would destroy us. 

 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. Help us then to live lives that are free from sin and worth living. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord. So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure! Psalm 32

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