It breaks my heart to see how so many churches have slowly but steadily turned away from the truths of the Bible. Many are becoming politically correct places for people to feel good about themselves. Without the knowledge of sin there is really no need for a savior. We must be shown our wrongdoing to continue a relationship with Christ.
Jesus associated with all kinds of low-lifes in His ministry. He ate with tax collectors, He ministered to prostitutes, He chastised th…e hierarchy of the church for their sinful behavior. He healed those with contagious diseases, raised some from death, but first and foremost He told sinners there was hope for them. None of us is exempt from the pangs of sin, but through faith in the work Jesus has done for us, we can be confident of forgiveness. We will never really be free from our sinful behavior until we pass into eternity, so we must ask for forgiveness daily and walk away from the sins that torment us.
Lord, you paid the ultimate price for my salvation. Lead me now from evil and into the paths of righteousness. Amen!