Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Our True Nature Exposed
There is nothing new under the sun. The tools may have changed but the motivation and the outcome have been witnessed countless times. There is no great deed that has not already been done. There is no sin that has not already been committed. There is nothing you can do that will surprise or shock Yahweh. There is nothing happening now that has not happened before.
As we watch society slip further into darkness we need to understand it has always been there. The things we are seeing in the open have always been there behind closed doors. The unholy scenes we see displayed on our television screens have always been in the heart. Realize for a moment that what you are seeing is feeding an awakening appetite or we wouldn't tolerate it. All we are seeing is the pretending coming to an end and the true nature of things being revealed.
"Good" is defined by Yahweh. Good can only take place from the seed of Jesus. The only good that has any eternal value never grows from the wicked heart of man unless that heart has been transformed by the blood of Jesus. Any good thing we can manage on our own is tainted by the human condition in which we were born.
The psalmist wrote the truth about the condition of our kind since the expulsion from the garden. Left to ourselves we are fools. We have been corrupted by the evil of our rebellion. We have done abominable things as defined by our holy and perfect Father. No matter how hard we try, the things we intend for good are corrupted by the evil of our heart.
But Jesus changed all of this.
Jesus made it possible for Father to declare that we are holy; that we are perfect; that we are righteous. Those who choose to be covered by the sacrifice of Jesus are transformed from the corruption that had enslaved them and are made as a new creation. We can't do it on our own. We need Jesus.