I Asked Myself

i asked myself..am i a good person?so i searched the scriptures to see.well,have i ever told a lie,even a small one?yes.then i thought if someone lied to me what would i call them?ok so im a liar.sounds rough but i am being totally honest with myself here.then i thought have i ever stolen anything?even something small?yes,that being said im also a thief.well now its getting real.have i ever looked at another with lust.remember kirk,honest.yes.matt 5 jesus said if you look at another with desire you commit adultery in your heart.so im an adulterer.so i continue on this inner journey and ask have i ever been angry with another without any real cause[they didnt really do anything to me]yes,it happens,im human.Jesus said that by Gods standards that makes me a murderer.hmm.have i ever taken Gods name in vain?yes as shameful as that is,i have.the bible says that is blasphemy.now thats 5 of the ten and i think ill stop there because by my own admission and by Gods standard of Law the ten commandments im a lying,thieving,blasphemous,murderous,adulterer at heart.so i read that the bible tells me i will have to face God for judgement!so now i think by his standards am i guilty or innocent?i can only say guilty.now based on that where will i spend eternity?well rev 21:8 says ALL murderers,aldulterers,thieves and liars will have their place in the lake of fire.i suppose no grey area there.so should God overlook my guilt and allow sin in heaven?no..but..2peter says not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance.romans 5:8 says God loves us in that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us.He paid the penalty for our sins on the cross.so now i read if i repent and turn away from my sins and ask for forgiveness i can be saved from my original fate.as i have already admitted to myself i am not good enough to earn my way into heaven.not by works alone lest one boast.acts4:12 reads..there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we can be saved.Jesus.john1:12 you must receive Jesus.2 cor.5:17 we must become a new creature.so now i ask myself again,am i a good person?not without Christ.

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