Monday, January 29, 2001

2 Corinthians 1:9-10

"But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us."
2 Corinthians 1:9-10

This is cool.  You know, so so often... I don't think that we give God enough credit.  It's hilarious when we raise our tiny fists and shout defiance to the sky, when every breath that we take comes through the mercy of God.  We talk about getting "justice" or that things aren't "fair" ... but believe me, that isn't what we want.  If justice and fairness were really taken into consideration, we would be spiritually on Death Row for the things that we have already done.  But God comes to Death Row, and offers us a Pardon... he allows us to take our sorry convict selves out of prison, and try again... to live and work and love in freedom.  It isn't ourselves that we need to look to for answers, and it isn't ourselves that will save us in the end.  We have to realize that we can't possibly do it.  We can try and try and try... but until we cast ourselves on the mercy of the Lord, admit to him that we can't hack it... that we need him in our lives every minute of every day... and ask him to be with us to guide us and help us, we're condemned prisoners.  And doomed to keep returning to prison every time we forget our God.  So, today, my beloved fellow convicts... lift up your hearts, for God will yet deliver us.  Talk to him, trust him... He can teach us to be better than we are. :)

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