To SeeWhat God Sees
Are you a good person? Here is what God says-
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Was there ever a time when you thought this was
you? It is sometimes
accept how God sees us.
Before God does His supernatural work of salvation
in us: We feel like
people; we try to do what’s right; we “do unto
others…”; we have a
strong sense of
justice and morality – however, our standards are
not God’s standards.
we fail to
see how God can condemn because we cannot see
through His eyes. we
to toe with God and shake our fist because we
think we’re good and
“Why do bad things happen to good people? That
only happened once and He volunteered.” RC Sproul Jr.
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been
And whose sins have been covered.
But when we apply the Ten Commandments; we apply
what Jesus taught,
break those commandments simply with our hearts
and minds – we see through
the eyes of God and we cannot understand why He
thought us worthy to
It’s ironic that when we are saved we still,
often, do not see
ourselves as God sees
us. we finally see ourselves as that wretched
sinner because we now
God’s perfect standard. we now see what we were
but we fail to see
what we are;
we are wearing the righteousness of Christ – sin
no longer stains us
if we have
been made eternal.
We are still sinners but sin cannot leave a mark
on us or we could not
be fit for
heaven. Sin no longer convicts us if we are “In
Christ”. The law is a
guide to be
better and a reference point for perfection.
This is part of the peace of Christian living, to
see ourselves as God
sees us, as His
children; His beloved; the very ones He prepares
eternity for – as
the eyes of the Father!
This is not to say we needn’t feel bad when we do
sin – As bad as we
feel when we
hurt anyone that loves us. But our lack of
perfection is not a
surprise to God, He
knows we will grow into what He desires us to be.
When we are lost in our sin we are like pigs at
the trough. We grunt
and snort and
gobble the slop, content that this is goodness.
But through faith we
realize we are
no longer pigs in a sty, but lambs in the
Romans 9:15For God said to Moses, “I will show
mercy to anyone I
I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”i 16So
it is God who decides to
show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.”
Evil can be abandon for good only because Good
refuses to let evil in.
the first move at the Cross and provided a perfect
plan to deliver us.
There is none
Good but God, and “Whosoever believes in Him will
not perish…” because
He is “the
perfecter of our Faith” in His grace.