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Psalm 119:94

I am yours; save me,
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In a profound way, this one verse sums up all of scripture.  I am Yours.  God created me.  I am his being, not my own.  He can do with me as he pleases and it is right for him to do so.  Save me.  There is nothing I can do to save myself.  I am deserving of death and damnation.  I need him to save me.  I cannot do it on my own.  God did save me.  He became flesh and died for my sins.  I did not help.

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Mark 8:36

Ever since I started to really dig into scripture, this verse has been my favorite.  And althought I’m an ESV guy,the KJV version of this verse it the one I like the best.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

 

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It’s a verse that I feel doesn’t require a whole lot of context to understand.  A verse that strikes at the very heart strings of man and plunges him head long towards the gospel.  Everytime I read this verse, I can’t help but feel a deep regret for every wretched sin that I have ever commited.  This is a verse that drops me quite literally to me knees in prayerful repentence.

Lord Jesus Christ, forgive this wretched sinner for all the evil in which he has done.  Bring him into repentence and lead him into your glory and righteousness.  We profit nothing by our own doing, but by your grace and mercy through your shed blood on the cross, we are deemed righteous though we we are unworthy of such a gift.  Amen.

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Article XXI

From the apology of the Augsburg confession, these few sentences put into light the folly of praying to the saints.  To pray to the saints is to say that Christ doesn’t listen, he instead turns a deaf ear so much is his anger with your sins.  To pray to the saints is to say that while Christ died on the cross for your sins, man you’ve angered him enough that he’s not going to forgive you without someone in his ear who’s going to back you up.  My friends, Christ IS mercy.  No other mercy is going to cut it.

 

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