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2 Be Honest With Ourselves

Evil Wrong and Sin

CrossroadsEvil, wrong and sin are present in the life of everyone born into the world. We see this in all the hatred and violence, greed and selfishness around us. We see this as we look at our own lives, if we are really honest with ourselves we know that we have failed human standards. It is part of our very nature. I sin when I come short of God's standard. Romans 3.23 tells us that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Pass or Fail the Test

Pass or Fail FacesThe pass mark for an exam is fifty. If you get forty nine marks you have failed. If someone else gets five marks he also has failed. It is no good saying, "I did much better than the one who got five." You have both failed. You may think you are not so bad, better than most. But that's not the point, for not one of us has come anywhere near God's perfect standard which is found in the person of Jesus Christ. We can't even come up to God's standards. We may not have done anything especially wicked. We are sinners because we are just not good enough.

"Failed Human Standards"
by N. L. Warren permission
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