GREAT MEN MAKE MISTAKES
Read 1 John 1:1-9
On his last visit to Philadelphia, President John F. Kennedy gave a man his pencil. On one end was an eraser that showed signs of much use. A friend asked him, “What do you cherish most about that pencil?”
“The eraser,” he answered. “When I look at it I’m reminded that great men also make mistakes.”
“Yes,” says the Living Bible, “all have sinned. No one anywhere has kept on doing what is right, not one.”
Where’s the Divine eraser that can remove our sins? The Bible answers, “The blood of Jesus cleanses us from every sin.”
Made mistakes? Want them erased? Go to the Lord. He’ll cleanse you.
Prayer: Keep us, Father, from committing the same sins over again. Inspire us to willingly and whole heartedly obey Thee. Grant that we may only do Thy will and always delight in Thy word, pleasing Thee in everything: in Christ. Amen.
“I wish,” said a preacher, “that we could package religion in spray cans. It would be more popular.”
Maybe, for some prefer their religion in “short bursts.” They’re a little too bad to be good, so they’d like a “shot” every now and then just to be respectable, but not too religious.
There are many who’d like to make use of their religion only when they’re “under pressure.” They turn to God in their pain, but they turn from Him in their pleasure.
Many pastors would like a “hair-spray-can religion” for the “hard-to-hold” members so they’d “keep their religion in place all day.”
But the Lord will do that for you, if you’ll turn your life over to Him.
Why don’t you do it now?
Prayer: Father, I offer myself to Thee. Take me. Be Thou my Master. I will be Thy slave. I want to be a slave to all that is right, holy and good. Use me for Thy purposes: through Christ. Amen.
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