Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Finding Fault

There are those who say we are not perfect. We have not arrived. We fall too short of God’s glory. Who would not agree? But it is important that while recognizing our shortcomings, that we don’t confuse this with not being accepted by God. When this happens we tend to fear his coming and wonder if we have done enough for God.

That thought pattern is a trap of discouragement set by Satan to weigh down our heart and cause us to spin our wheels. Paul wrote in Colossians 2:8-10 that we need to be aware of empty deceit and philosophy that is based on the traditions of men, namely that we must earn God’s favor. He reminds us in Romans 5:10 if he reconciles us to himself while we were still his enemies, do we think he will turn away from us now that we are his children?

We are to base our thinking according to the principles of Christ who has the fullness of God dwelling in him. We are complete in Jesus and he has given us the power by his grace to overcome the enemy of our soul. We can do this because Jesus has authority over all principalities and powers.

We are not perfect, but we are saved.