The Tapestry of my Sin

I was listening to Dr. Peter Masters (a British preacher) on my Sunday duty day and he talked about how the law performed the work of humbling a person so that person could understand the need for grace. I concur on this point wholeheartedly.

My life is a tapestry of failing to uphold the Law. Woven in amongst the few times I’ve managed to be faithful to Exodus chapter 20 are the ugly strands of my sin. Should anyone think anything good of me, know that my weaknesses far outweigh my strengths; the number of sins greatly outnumbering the good deeds I’ve done. That is not a past series of events either, should you confuse the situation. I echo the words of Paul when he said, "For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate."

Yet here is the point. Christ’s overwhelming grace (and thank God it is overwhelming!) overpowers my sin. Though my sins are as scarlet, and would ruin the pretty tapestry of my life, he has made them white as snow. I will always be so grateful for this reality. I pray that you are as grateful.

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