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Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Psalm 51:5 (MSG)
I’ve been out of step with you for a long time,
in the wrong since before I was born.
All of us have gone through seasons in which we’ve wandered far from God and into sin. But long before we wandered, we needed a Savior. Indeed, whether we understand it or not (or whether we think it’s fair or not), due to sin entering the world through Adam and Eve, we have needed a Savior since the moment we were conceived. And just as it was true for Adam and Eve, our sins affects others – sometimes even future generations.
Please let me know if memorizing (and/or mediating on) Psalm 51, one verse per week is helping you.
What about you?
If you can relate to feeling out of step with God, is it time to get in step with Him today? Did you know that Jesus’ death on the cross was for this very reason? He died so we could be free from making those sinful choices. His death and resurrection frees us to make the choices we really want to make – the choices that take us in the direction God had planned for us. (Choices that result in a generous, rewarding and satisfying life.)
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