Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Friends, I don't know how you feel about our President, but this is convicting:

1 Peter 2: 11-12 Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it. Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they'll be won over to God's side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives.

 13-17Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God's emissaries for keeping order. It is God's will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you're a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.


Ever contemplated the fact that there is nothing good in us?? Here are 16 different references in the bible to this fact. I'm sure there are more but this is what i have found so far: 
Beginning in Psalms
14:1-2 There is no one who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand any who seek God..all have turned aside, they have altogether become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.
This same scripture is in Psalm 55:1-2
Surely i was sinful at birth from the time my mother conceived me..
Even from birth the wicked go astray, from the womb they are wayward and speak lies.
..for NO ONE living is righteous before you..
1 Kings 8:46
For there is no one who does not sin
JOb 15:14
What is man that he could be pure, or one born of woman that he could be righteous?
Proverbs 20:9
For who can say i have kept my heart pure, i am clean and without sin?
Ecc 7:20
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
Isaiah 64:6
All of us have become like one who is unclean, all our righteous acts are like filthy rags
Galatians 3:22
But Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin
Ephesians 2:3
All of us lived among them at one time gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and the rest we were objects of wrath
Deut 9:7/Is 52:6/1 John 1:8/1 john 1 :10