January 19, 2022

Wednesday Devotional for January 19th

A big truth bomb in our Psalms today: 

Psa 14:2  The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.

Psa 14:3  They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

Unpacking that, the Word is telling us The Lord looks at the entire human race, checking to see if there are anyone who are wise, anyone who obeys God.  But the answer is no, we have all gone astray, collectively becoming disobedient, there is none of us who is without sin.  

That is a powerful truth that flies in the face of the activist culture where we are constantly, and usually falsely, lifting one another up or patting ourselves on the back for the “good things” that we do.  

We have all at one point or another posted a status on Facebook showing us doing some kind of charitable act or fighting for some “righteous” cause so we can try and impress others by how good we think we are.  

More often than not though, we find ourselves doing that to amass clout with our peers though, getting likes and shares so as to give us sense of self importance, which is rooted in, you guessed it, pride or self worship, which is worshiping someone that’s not God, and you guessed it…ultimately; idolatry!  

God’s Word doesn’t lie!  As punishing a reality as this seems, and as much as we don’t like hearing it, it’s the truth, none of us are without sin.  

All of this points to Christ, He is the only One who was truly without sin.  The spotless lamb, and our sins are taken away when we put our trust in Him and live our lives to be pleasing to Him, not our peers on social media.  

In other words, we need to live to please God, and not man.  

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