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Clean or Unclean

The big piles of snow in Minnesota are melting.  They are no longer pure white but show the dirt beneath and inside.

Minnesota Snow in March

This is how I look inside.  Sometimes I do good.  Sometimes I do bad. I tend to measure myself by how much good I do. If there were a scale, would my life be balanced equally between the good and the bad or would one side be weighed down more than the other?

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

All includes me.  And if I stop at this Scripture, I would not see any hope for me. But, as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s the rest of the story.

Romans 4:7  Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.

I have a “covering.”  A robe that Christ puts over me.  A robe that is clean –righteous.  It represents the life He lived.  And He covers me with it if I believe in Him.

No longer does God look at my life and see all the dirt.  He only sees goodness because I am covered by the life of Jesus.

Romans 3:22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

And I am happy inside.  Now the challenge – to look at other people the same way.

 

 

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