Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To err is human

Hosea 14:9 Let those who are wise understand these thing. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.

Wow! This was a great devotion today. Here's the thing, we have a just God. He will bring justice where it is due. He will not bless sin. In the verse above it says the paths of the Lord are true and right and righteous people live by walking in them. Are you walking in the path of righteousness? I see so many people that say they believe in the Lord but their lives don't change. They don't change the way they live. Now, I'm not saying that if you believe in Jesus you have to live perfectly all the time, but when you know the Lord, something about your life should change. Your heart should change. You should care about doing what is right in the Lord's sight. You should care about other people more than yourself.

My question is, if you say you believe in Jesus and you know the Lord and your life doesn't change, you go to church on Sunday and you leave just the same as when you came, do you really know the Lord.

I meet a lot of people who know the Lord and they make the mistake of forgetting God's love and feel that their sins are hopeless and they can never be free from the sins of the past. But I meet so many more people who make a much bigger mistake. They never forget about God's forgiveness. As a matter of fact, they depend on it because they don't try to walk the path of righteousness. They err by forgetting God's wrath against our sins and they think He will continue to accept us no matter how we act.

Let's all decide today that we will surrender all of our lives to the Lord. Not just part of our lives, but all it. You won't walk perfectly but God will walk beside and help you through every storm, every temptation, every sorry, ever joy. When you stumble, He will offer you a hand up. Let God change the story of your life.

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