“I was thinking.” Part 3

Sometimes we can become bogged down in our faith through failure or weakness of different kinds. However, there are encouragements found in the bible that help us to be restored to a balanced position in our faith and walk with God.

The truth is at times we all fail to live up to the high calling we have in Jesus Christ. This does not surprise God who called us to Himself. He is very aware of our frailty. Jesus is our great high priest who is touched with the feeling of our weakness and was tempted in all points as we are but without sinning. He knows. Through Jesus who died in our place on the cross, we receive mercy and forgiveness when we come to Him.

All the other priests were just human. That means they were subject to all the usual frailties of mankind. That being so, they fully appreciated the problems and emotions of those they ministered to. They could really empathise with those seeking forgiveness and restoration because they needed the same mercy from God for themselves.

Jesus also knows just how we are and where we are at. He understands the temptations we face and the ways we fail. However, He does not condemn us, rather He is ready to answer us when we call out to Him to forgive and restore. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 103 says: 8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger for ever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

I was just thinking.  - Blessings. RW-S