Sin… Oops

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).”  Let’s face it… we’ve done a lot more than simply “missed the mark!”  We’ve blown it big time.  In fact, we weren’t even aiming for “the mark.”  We had no interest in it, electing instead to go in the opposite direction.  We chose to do our own thing.  We made a conscious decision to rebel against God.  We tossed our darts elsewhere…  at an entirely different board.  We never intended to line up with His Word but were proud to say, “I did it my way.”  We turned our hearts and minds away and turned our backs toward God.  He wanted to gather us like a mother hen gathers her chicks but we wouldn’t have it (Luke 13:34).  For most of us, it wasn’t until we experienced a serious ‘crash & burn’ that we decided to take a look at what God had to offer.  “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).”  What a God!  He didn’t even wait for us to get it together first… but while we were yet sinners, he paid it all.  It’s His love that draws us.  What an awesome God we serve.  “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jer. 3:13).”  So go ahead and love Him back and praise Him continually for His marvelous works and his lovingkindness, mercy and grace.  “Let the redeemed of the LORD say [so], whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy (Ps. 107:2).

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10 Responses to Sin… Oops

  1. Amen sister Sharanelle. I concur. We can’t skirt around the issue of missing the mark since we don’t seem to be aiming for the target. I really love how you put that.
    Sherline 😀

  2. pbus1 says:

    What a word! My soul was richly blessed! May the Lord bless you, abundantly!


  3. Thank you for your encouragement and comments, Paulette. I appreciate it… and I’m glad you were blessed. =))

  4. This feels like I am in church. Hallelujah! Thank God for His amazing grace. When I miss the mark because of selfish reasons, His grace gives me the opportunity to reconcile. What an amazing God?

  5. rolerrol says:

    Thank you for reminding us about the greatness of God. He is truly amazing. Before we ever knew Him, He rescued us, He died for us. Even when we were in sin, He saved us.


  6. Tony says:

    Amen and Amen. You know that we are to follow the example and to seek the lost as He did. It is a scary thing because Jesus said that He sent us out as sheep among wolves. The only natural defense a sheep has is the shepherd who guards it.

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