Day 73 (#2)
“Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you. Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. “Know, therefore, that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people.” (Deuteronomy 9:4-6 ESV)
If you think there is something in you that brought you God’s salvation, think again.
You have been rebellious against the Lord from the day that I knew you. “So I lay prostrate before the Lord for these forty days and forty nights, because the Lord had said he would destroy you. (Deuteronomy 9:24-25 ESV)
The only reason you are NOT DEAD, is because of the priestly work of Christ, just as Israel was not put to death because of the priestly work of Moses.
Give thanks for Jesus!!
For me the best signpost for spiritual health is a heartfelt gratefulness for the gospel.If I secretly think that I deserve heaven and so much more then I see this arrogance spreading in every corner of my life.Gratefulness is a wonderful subject that can not be exhausted.
amen! May His Name be praised for all He does.