Monday, October 5, 2015

Talk Tuesday-All Other Ground Is Sinking Sand

It is so tempting to put our faith and hope in human beings. We look up to those who are successful, attractive, charismatic, wealthy and powerful. We put our spiritual and religious leaders on pedestals, only to discover that they are fallible and human. We esteem our political leaders, only to feel let down when they disappoint us. We look up to those around us who are on the 'up-and-up' socially and financially. What we miss or ignore is the stark reality of our shared humanity which lurks beneath the polished exteriors we revere. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23 : “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags, we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away,” Isaiah 64:6.

There is really only ONE who is righteous-JESUS CHRIST, He who is fully GOD and fully man. He is GOD Incarnate. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD and the Word was GOD. He was in the beginning with GOD.” John 1:1. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth,” John 1:14. JESUS is the only man to walk this earth who is infallible, completely righteous and holy. So, look to HIM and esteem HIM. Worship HIM alone. HE is the only ONE who is able to save you. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved,” Acts 4:12.

I leave you with the words of the hymn that resonated in my soul all week long. I pray they bless you as they blessed me.

The Solid Rock-by Edward Mote and William Batchelder Bradbury

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus name

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

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