A pastor had a small white Highland Terrier which he kept spotlessly clean by frequent washing, brushing and powdering.
One night, a winter storm dropped a fresh blanket of snow on the countryside, and the next morning the whole world seemed to glisten under the splendour of the morning sun.
As the pastor stood gazing out of his window, admiring the purity of the scene, he saw a drab, dirty looking dog walk across the snow. He wondered whose dog it was, and as it drew nearer he realised it was his own well-groomed terrier. It was as clean as always, but against the dazzling background of new snow, it appeared dirty.
We might make a favourable impression when we compare ourselves with other people. Too many people say, “Yes, I know I’m a sinner, but we all are, and I’m no worse than anyone else. In fact, I’m better than most”
That person is like the 7 year old boy who declared he was over six feet tall . . .
(but he was using a six inch ruler and counting it as a 12 inch ruler)
He was using the wrong standard!
Not one of us
can stand against the pure whiteness of the character of Christ.
We ALL fall short of His glory because we are ALL sinners.
While it might be true that a person is “better than most”
according to our standards of society,
the fact remains that the person IS a sinner, and sin separates from God.
God makes no difference between what WE might term
as minor sins and major sins, or big sins and little sins.
With God, sin is sin and NO sin will enter His holy presence.
For those who haven’t experienced His love, acceptance and forgiveness,
He invites you to come
We praise our Redeemer for the great exchange: our sin for His righteousness.
What an exchange!
What a Saviour!