An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, December 9, 2022

 Standing Grace

(Psa 130:3 KJV)  If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

(Proverbs 9 also read)

We tend to drift off course in two directions.  One drift is to focus on the sins of others and how bad they are.  This is a way of lifting ourselves up at their expense.

The other direction has us magnifying our sin to the point where we find it almost impossible to accept the forgiveness talked about in the next verse.

Sin is real.  It cripples us and pollutes our whole being.  If that was all we had to know about then we would be truly the most miserable of creatures.  In fact, the question is, “Who could stand (5975)?”  The answer is no one.

So?  Grab the grace that is inferred.  This is not a statement of dismal dejection.  This is a reminder that God sent His son to die for our sins.  This chapter does not go into that but it doesn’t need to because it is clearly presented other places.  Rejoice!  Jesus has stood for us. 

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