Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sick of Sin

If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This time of year everyone seems to be coming down with something: runny noses, fevers, sore throats, achy muscles, weak stomachs, headaches, and coughs.  Many look to modern medicine to relieve pain, but the best remedy is old-fashioned rest.  Likewise sin may have run you into the ground, but Jesus has come for those who are sick with sin (Mark 2:17).  Like a doctor, Jesus didn’t come for healthy people, because at one point or another everyone has been sick.  Similarly Jesus didn’t come for righteous people, because at some point we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.  Jesus is calling you as you are, sick and sinful, so that He can give you rest in His righteousness. 

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28, NLT). 

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