“But you, Sovereign Lord, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”
Psalm 109:21-22 NIV
Got deals kindly with you not because of what good you have done.
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”
Isaiah 64:6 NIV
God delivers you from the muck and mire of your sin because that is who He is. You CAN’T clean up first. You can’t get clean enough on your own to come before the holy, righteous God. That’s why he became man to take the punishment for your sin (and mine) so that you could be restored to Him.
Remember this when dealing with others today: just as you are poor and needy with unspeakable wounds in your heart, so are others all around you. We are all the walking wounded when we come to the Savior.🚦