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I Am A Sinner

by coie - February 24th, 2009.
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This is a very true statement from a book I am reading, Holiness, by J.C. Ryle:

We may depend upon it, men will never come to know Jesus and stay with Jesus and live for Jesus, unless they really know why they are to come and what is their need.  Those whom the Spirit draws to Jesus are those whom the Spirit has convinced of sin.  Without thorough conviction of sin, men may seem to come to Jesus and follow Him for a season, but they will soon fall away and return to the world.

Do you realize your need for a Savior?

There be imperfections in our best works: we do not love God so much as we are bound to do, with all our heart, mind and power; we do not fear God so much as we ought to do; we do not pray to God but with many and great imperfections.  We forgive, believe, live and hope imperfectly; we speak, think and do imperfectly; we fight against the devil, the world and the flesh imperfectly.  Let us, therefore, not be ashamed to confess plainly our state of imperfection.

It is humbling to realize my own sin, and even more to know that Christ has taken it upon himself, that I might spend eternity with Him.

1 Peter 1:17-19

17If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;

 18knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

 19but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

3 Responses to I Am A Sinner

  1. Amen, sister. It is humbling indeed

    love you,

  2. great post, Coie. Love and miss you!

  3. That is a lovely post, full of truth about us all.

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