Friday, September 2, 2011

Our Depravity

Total depravity has been on my mind a lot lately. The idea that we were born with an absolute inability to make ourselves good before God- is staggering. When we truly understand the gospel that mankind had no way to be righteous, so Jesus took on our sin, and not just the "sin" of all the world, but He saw the individual sins that I would commit, and bore it all on the cross. What a crushing weight! There is still no good of our own that makes us righteous. We are still utterly dependent on the undeserved grace of Christ. Isn't it absurd that the Creator of everything would take the time to know His creation!? We must constantly remember this because when we even begin to feel pretty good about ourselves or what we have accomplished, the realization of our depravity should bring us back to humility and to our knees. We fall so short of the Lord's holiness, and that is why we must live our lives as continual worship to One who made us.

Psalm 8:4 "What is mankind, that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?"
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

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