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Knowing We Are Sinners – Candlewood Church

A Note From a Candlewood Church Pastor

 

Mark 2:17 “When Jesus heard this, he told them, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.'”

 

As I read this verse this morning, I was reminded of another verse:
Luke 7:47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

 

As I sat at my desk, I realized just how self-righteous I can be.  I begin to justify myself, I can easily judge others in many ways.  I can behave somewhat like the Pharisees in my assessment of others.  Further on in Luke’s Gospel we see another story that Jesus shares:
Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’”

 

Help me/us, Lord, to realize our brokenness, our sin and help us, Lord, to realize that without You, we are truly in trouble.  May we, like the “sinner,” seek your mercy and thank You for Your sacrifice for my/our sin.  Help us, Lord, to walk in humility and honesty as we approach You every day.

 

Building Together,
Rory, Candlewood Church Pastor

 

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