The Only Thing We Can Call Our Own is “Sin.”

Posted: 15th February 2016 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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seven-deadly-sinsMatthew 25:26
“His master replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?”

All that we have that is good and perfect comes from our Father of Lights. Everything else comes from us. Our cars and homes may give us the appearance of real ownership, but when they become idols stealing our thoughts from the true Giver they become illusions to our faith. If we have truly surrendered our lives to our Savior, then even our choices are not ours. Whether we buy some convenience for ourselves or spend excess wealth on the needy — the choice is not ours, but is Christ’s alone. Jesus knows our hearts. He knows the weakness of our flesh. He said to “have faith for I have conquered the world.”

It is very hard to live in His beautiful creation and not desire comfort and joy. But, at what cost? He intends for us to work. To take care of His creation and those who can’t take care of themselves; the widows and orphans. Without believing in Jesus Christ we are orphans! Lost people place misguided trust in their property and wealth, their affluence, their limited strength and finite knowledge. Yet, even they still realize that life compared to eternity is just a moment.

Christ is the Alpha and Omega! The Beginning and the End! As we come closer to the completion of our journey through His story we must realize that we really don’t own anything. Our very breath and heartbeats were numbered before the Beginning by an Almighty God. We limit God’s greatness and define His boundaries by claiming “anything, but our sin.” By truly surrendering all, we acknowledge that He is indescribable, uncontainable, limitless, and infinite. How Great Thou Art?

Praise Jesus! Oh, the wonderful Cross! Jesus bore our sin and cast it as far as the East is to the West. Hallelujah! We are free!

(taken from a devotion March 5, 2009)

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