The "world" defines "a saint" as more holy than others, above others, better than”... this is a very inaccurate view of anyone who is or was human - meaning, outside of Jesus, NO ONE is holy, above others or better than... The term, "oh, she is a saint", as said today, does not mean, "Oh she is a major sinner"... because my friends, we all are, sinners that is…
But as children of God, those saved by the work of Christ, we are saints.... I am a child of God, saved by the work of Christ redeemed by His blood but holy and righteous because of His work, not by anything I have done... "a saint".... absolutely! Although a sinner in flesh, I am holy because of what He has done. I would finish with I am definitely holeyer than others.
I am strengthened daily in Him – my strength and power is endless as He is in me. “For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.” ~Psalm 100:5 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
My mind is reeling this morning... as I think about sin and His salvation these are my ramblings.
Sin, no matter the size is what keeps us from God's presence; we cannot be in God's presence because we have sinned, we will sin... no doubt, not matter how hard we try, we will sin. So whether a little 'white' lie or murder, we are not 'fit' in the flesh to be in God's presence.
Now, with this said, God knew this, but desires us to be in His presence - absolutely mind-boggling, isn't it? So, Jesus, He who lived the perfect life we could not, suffered and died the death we should have died and conquered death covers our sin with His perfection and completed work...
Any amount of His blood covers the most egregious of sin when we ask Him to do so... His blood allows us to be in God's presence.
Think about this. God prepared a way... and when we choose HIM that "way" is our hope for eternity. Really, are you thinking and pondering and praising God for this? There is no greater gift than life... a life chosen through a Savior, Jesus.
Awe.... settle in to this truth and be sure to call on Jesus if you have not already done so...
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 136:1 (English Standard Version)
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south…
“Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.” ~Psalm 107:1-3, 43 (New International Version)
I am giving thanks daily, over and over... for His love endures forever!
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