Photography by Cecelia Becker
Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
In this chaotic world with all of its wars and rumors of wars, viruses, financial collapses, etc., it is comforting to know that one thing never changes and that is God’s truth! Man is filled with sin – we are born liars.
Psalms 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Since Adam and Eve’s fall, all mankind has been born into sin – meaning that we don’t have to be taught to sin – we have the ability “within” us. We do, however, have to be taught to do right and to be obedient to the Scriptures. This is where a Saviour comes into play! No one, and I mean no one, can go without sinning.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
I like what Job said:
Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
No one can clean himself/herself up! Only Christ’s precious blood could do it – only His shed blood can purchase our freedom from this worldly body that is addicted to sin.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Revelation 1:5 – And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Praise the Lord that we don’t have to depend upon our own capabilities … if that were the case, we would all be doomed to an eternity in the Lake of Fire!