If you have read any of this blog so far, you know that Christians are not perfect. Jesus is the only human who is incorruptible, and He is part God. I quote scripture a lot on this blog. It is my bread and milk, and I can’t live without it. That’s because Christians need God’s word. It’s living and breathing the Bible. Unlike the unregenerate man or woman who hates God and yet needs Him for salvation, the Christian, while also loving Him and needing Him, MUST have God’s word on a daily basis to thrive. It is spiritual oxygen. And it makes perfect sense, because before we were dead in our trespasses (Ephesians 2:2-9: “2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”) Of course, works can’t save us. It’s impossible. If it were even possible, how many of us could live perfectly? Even if we started now we would have lifetimes worth of death to pay that we owed before we became pure. The Lord has promised that His Spirit is sanctifying us. And Jesus is mediating for us. HE IS PRAYING FOR ME CONSTANTLY. Christians still sin, however. It sickens me to think about my horrid sins. It is so easy to sin. But Christ is beautiful. He has promised that the good work He started in us will be complete in the day of Christ Jesus.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6)
That is my hope. That is why I keep confessing, even though I keep sinning. Because He is always working in me, and one day, I will be complete in Him. No more sin. What a glorious promise. What pain to think that to accomplish that promise a Holy Man had to die for me.