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Can You Kneel Before The King And Say, “I’m Clean”?

June 12, 2012

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Have you ever, as a Christian, asked yourself this question?

What happens in that moment when you are gone from this plane of existence and meet our Maker and our Savior? Will you honestly greet the King and proclaim, “I’m clean!”. You would be a fool if you did.

I don’t think any of us can.

Nor are we expected to, be totally clean of sin, God understands this concept. Jesus, however, died for humankind and gave us this set of rules to live by, he showed us by example. Feeding the poor, healing the sick, loving the sinners. Follow them, the rules, he tells us, no one comes to the Kingdom except through me.

Why is this so difficult to understand?

Because we want to follow the Bible our way, we want to keep all of our stuff and our money for ourselves. There is no helping the poor, loving our brothers and sisters, or or helping the sickly. Some do, but not like we all should.

The title of this post is a lyric from the song called, “White Blank Page”, Mumford and Sons sing it. While they are not labeled a “Christian band”, I think their lyrics grapple with what we all wrestle with. God, the Bible, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I cannot get enough of this song lately, first of all, it is beautiful, and for me, it has God all over it. Most of the album does, actually. Some of us, at points in our faith with Christ, question, compartmentalize, and wonder if this narrow path we are following is the right one. And then we ponder whether this narrow path is the one God wants us to follow, are we doing it right?

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life.(Mumford and Sons)

There is a point in faith that simply believing isn’t enough. Simply Going to church isn’t enough, writing a blog about it, nope, not enough. God wants us to not just spread the Word to all nations but spread the LOVE, as well. Jesus tells us this on his final day on Earth, the most important commandment is to love one another.

Tell me now where was the fault in loving You with all my heart? (Mumford and Sons)

Love God, love our brothers and sisters all across this great Earth, without regard to; skin color, sexual preference, nationality, political affiliation, and the list goes on. Judgement is a sin, gossip is a sin, therefore, most sin everyday. Judging this person for skin color, that person for sexual preference, I could go on forever here. Jesus says it best in Matthew 7:3, “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”

God never told us to love ourselves, he tells us to love Him, and then Jesus tells us to treat others as we would want to be treated. In that right there, the spreading of the love, that is when we can truly find the love that will radiate from our soul.

Through God’s grace is where we find the love in our hearts and that is a radiantly beautiful thing – that is when we truly love ourselves.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Joann permalink
    June 12, 2012 3:20 am

    Amen sister, Amen!! By the way Mumford and Sons is one of my favorites!

    • June 12, 2012 3:21 am

      Oh yea, man, it’s on constant replay lately for me! They are so good! Thanks for reading, Joann πŸ™‚

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