August 15, 2020
Sinners Know Their Guilt Before God
Isaiah 59:12-14 (KJB) For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; 13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Sinners know that they know that they know.
What, this certainly sounds like a tongue twister?
These scripture verses hold for us a clear and concise vital truth. We can study these verses and take away that every sinner knows deep down inside his or her heart that they are found guilty before God.
Take a moment to multiply this revelation times the number of sinners at work in this world and further, as is said here, that equality and mercy have fallen in the street. This revelation from God certainly pies a heap of spiritual rubbish onto the streets of this wicked world.
These Old Testament verses describe our world to a “T” today? Not only is there an absence of mercy among men, but it is undoubtedly true that God’s truth has fallen in the street and is further being trampled by many selfish leaning hearts.
And, as icing on the cake, these Bible verses state, every lost heart realizes they are wicked before God. Sadly, many will continue to wallow in their guilt and to continue to sin against God willingly.
God does not love any of us because we stand as great people before Him. God loves each of us despite our natural unloveliness. It is only a sincere recognition of our guilt and spiritual ugliness before God that can open the door for Him to will and work inside lost woeful hearts.
These verses should move a man or woman of God to seek out wounded and hurting hearts, to tell them about the love and mercy of God, and that His mercy and grace are available to any souls who recognize his spiritual standing before God. Only this will tidy up the spiritual garbage littering the streets of this world.
Truth can stand, equality can reign, and hearts can be won over to the Lord, praise God, only when lost hearted people personally recognize their sin and guilt before Him. Only then can God replace their sin and shame, or spiritual rubbish, with truth and peace that lasts forever.
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