Avoiding corruption before the Lord

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Proverbs 25:26

A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.

The worst can happen to the best of us. That’s one of the weaknesses of being a human. We make mistakes. However, if we ask God for forgiveness and keep others in our prayers, we can minimize our mishaps and use our lives to glorify our Heavenly Father.

Everyone can be subject to corruption. Because of sin in our lives, we cannot be perfect. We have to rely on God for His perfect holiness. Mankind is unreliable and untrustworthy. However, God is all-knowing and all-powerful. We have to rely on God more than others and ourselves. We can be compromised, but Jesus is all-righteous. We have to strengthen our principles through Bible reading and prayer.

Sin morally corrupts us and prevents us from being perfect. The good news is that Jesus Christ wiped our sins clean through His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the grave. All we have to do is accept the free gift He has given us and we can be forgiven in the eyes of our Father. God is above corruption and above the wicked. We can rest easy in our faults knowing the Lord is there for us.

Some people believe they have to clean up their act before coming to God. That doesn’t have to be the case. God accepts us for who we are. No sin is above forgiveness. Our past does not determine our future. God loves us no matter what. He accepts us for who we are. It doesn’t matter what kind of mistakes we’ve made. God’s love can make us clean and white as snow.

This week, pray about how you can prevent yourself from faltering. Ask God for forgiveness and be encouraged by the fact that He can save you no matter what your predicament is.

June 3, 2019