Are you truly blessed?


Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

Blessed is the one
     who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
     or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
     and who meditates on his law day and night.
(Psalms 1:1-2 (NIV))

Do you find that this is easy to do?

If you are completely honest with yourself, then your answer should be a resounding “No!” Let’s face it. We are only human and not a single one of us is capable of being perfect in the eyes of God.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))

Our blessings come from the fact that we have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That friend has walked this earth. He has done something that we are incapable of doing. Jesus has lived a perfect life!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
(John 3:16-21 (NIV))

All that we must do is believe!

When we believe, our sins are forgiven. When we believe, we inherit His righteousness. When we believe, if we fall short, and we will, all that we must do is repent and seek His forgiveness. The true blessing comes through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ! Without accepting this gift, we are lost. When we accept this gift and believe in Jesus, then we exchange our sins for His righteousness. It is such an unequal trade, and that is the true blessing!

Are you truly blessed?

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