Wednesday, December 15, 2010

God Abhors Sin

 5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
 6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

 God Abhors Sin

How can we possibly express the true relationship between God and sin. At best, our words are paltry in their expression. According to our verses today from Psalm 5, God hates all workers of iniquity, He will destroy those who speak falsehood, and He abhors bloody and deceitful man. 

We have such a light view of sin, that we cannot comprehend a God who is so perfect that not a speck of sin could ever stand before Him. We all agree that ax murderers are sinners, but what about the sweet little old ladies who have cookies for all of the neighborhood children? 

We have, therefore, created this middle ground. Of course, we are not perfect like God, we all understand that; but, then, neither are we all as evil as that ax murderer. We live in the civilized middle ground. That works well for us, does it not? We can live our lives feeling pretty good about mankind and especially, ourselves. Surely, God who created us understands.

That is where the real problem lies. God is perfect; His perfection does not allow even a speck of sin, including the middle ground we have created. Compared to others, we might look pretty good, but compared to God, no man can stand before Him.

Do we need Christ? Yes! Amazingly, Christ's blood is sufficient to pay for the sin of man, both in that middle ground we have created, as well as for that ax murderer. By the grace of God, He created a solution to our hopeless separation from Him through the payment bought by Christ who shed His own perfect blood in payment for our sin. When God looks at His children, He sees them through the perfect blood of Christ which washes away their sin.

Let us remember, then, that it is never us, or anything within us that gives us the ability or intelligence to accept Christ's payment for our sin. Our salvation is all of God, and none of us. Christ is All!

Let us take time to think about what that really means in our daily lives. Are we living in a manner pleasing to Christ who gave so much to save us? Remember, there is no middle ground; God abhors sin, yet there is Christ!

God Bless You,
Linda

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