July 14, 2024

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A PURE HEART – HOW CAN WE HAVE IT?

Nothing Good Dwelleth in our Flesh

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Rom. 7:18 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”

It really is quite hard to realize as Paul did that “in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing.” We tend to think of the Christian life as God is slowly cleaning us up as if the old nature just needs a scrub! We think of it just like when we start our Christian life, we need God 100% because we are still babies. We have no strength or holiness. Given time we gain some strength, start to walk on our own and need God 50% of the time. Taken to the logical conclusion, soon we’ll have totally cleaned our lives up and God will look down from heaven and applaud our efforts, and we won’t need Him at all!

The above may sound stupid put like that but we do think that God is making us better in ourselves. The truth is just the opposite. All the works of our Old Man has no use to God that He nailed it to the cross and gave his Son, Jesus Christ, to be our only hope. If a Christian is to grow, he must grow through this attitude – “He must increase, and I must decrease.” God must not decrease in our lives.

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