The Bible says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” None of us are exempt from sin.
We all want to look good to those around us. We sometimes dress to impress people and even show-off our jobs or cars . . . positioning ourselves around anything or anyone that will make us look good.
Sometimes we take the gift of God’s only Son lightly, don’t we? We know the right words to say and the right things to pray, but we don’t take to heart the true miracle of Jesus’ sacrifice.
We begin the Christian life with the best intentions. Go to church on Sunday, tithe ten percent . . . but in the midst of learning to look like a Christian, sometimes we forget the grace we found at the foot of the cross.
There’s a subtle temptation to live our spiritual lives for an audience of onlookers . . . rather than the “audience of One” . . . our heavenly Father. Saying the right thing at Bible study, having a prominent part in the Sunday service . . . it’s all good, but not the right focus.
Think you’re not good enough to earn God’s love? The truth is . . . none of us is good enough! It’s only the grace of God that gives us any hope beyond the grave.
No two families are alike. Whether you grew up in a home founded on faith, or learned about Christ later on, God is at work in every life.
It’s difficult to let go of the past. No matter how much it hurts to remember, loosening our grip isn’t easy. Weighed down by guilt, shame . . . maybe remorse?