We Are ALL Undeserving Souls
One result of knowing the Lord and knowing about Him is learning how He feels about our sin. Learning how He feels about it should then cause us to be very remorseful about it. The next step in knowing Him should be to know that He loves us in spite of our sin and He wants to be merciful to us. He wants to forgive us. Some believe that they are too sinful to be forgiven and others don*t believe that they are bad enough sinners that they need forgiveness. Knowing the Lord brings us to the middle ground where we know we are too sinful to deserve forgiveness but that because of His great mercy He will give us undeserved forgiveness.
The Bible speaks frequently about salvation being a free gift. One thing that we do not focus on enough is how undeserving we are of the free gift. None of us deserve it. God forgives and saves countless undeserving souls. I know I am one of them. Do you know that you are one of them? Knowing Him better increases our remorse over sin AND our gratitude for His mercy. Many men in the Bible demonstrated that they knew that they were unworthy and undeserving. The ones that knew the Lord the best were the most worshipful and grateful after they were forgiven. I trust it is so with you.
Genesis 17:3a: And Abram fell on his face: . . .
Numbers 22:31: Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
Joshua 5:14: And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
Ezekiel 3:23: Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
Matthew 17:5-6: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
Luke 5:12: And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Luke 17:15: And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
Isaiah 6:5: Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Luke 5:8: When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus* knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
Luke 18:13: And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Romans 7:24-25a: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . .
Psalms 34:18: The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
If you have not come to the Lord remorseful over your sin I wonder if you have come to Him at all. If you are saved, you still need to come to Him in this way and probably often.
Care to discuss We Are ALL Undeserving Souls with Ron?