Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Day 12 of My Lenten Journey

12.  Impurity

Impurity.  Ewww, that's what makes my face break out in blemishes!

Those are ugly, white puss pockets that stick out on my face.  God calls the sin in our life blemishes.  Got the picture?  It's ugly.

The opposite is pure and holy.  This is similar to part of my day 8 of being blameless.  But, for all practical purposes, impurity is sin.  Flat out-any kind.  To live a life without sin, is impossible.   Only one man has ever done it.

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Romans 3:23

Yet, we are to strive to do our best.

For God did not call us to live impure; but to live a holy life.  1 Thessalonian 4:7

It is a struggle, but that is why we ask God for help on a daily basis.  God is holy and pure and perfect and to be in his presence we must be holy too.  That's why he sent his Son.  Jesus came and died on the cross to sanctify us and save us from our sins making us pure and blameless in his sight through our faith in him.

It is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.  Leviticus 17:11

For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.  People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.  Romans 3:25

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;  by his wounds you have been healed.  1 Peter 2:24

It's as easy as that.  You just have to believe that he died on the cross for you.  Grace is God's gift to us;  we just have to believe and accept it.

Strive to live a pure life free of blemishes by asking daily for God's help and grace.

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