One who does not know Him or truly love Him can take the promises of God out of context and utilize them as an imaginary escape clause in an attempt to justify what God does not condone. A natural man or woman born only of the flesh may take those beautiful, precious promises of His and cleverly twist them into a license to love what the Lord hates, or to do what should never be done—‘whose end will be according to their works.’
But every one truly born of God in Christ Jesus, having the Holy Spirit and yearning to do the will of the Father from the heart, is more than welcome to take those very same promises and plead them boldly before the throne as if they were spiritual promissory notes written in the very blood of the Messiah—and receive in exchange for their penitant confession: pardon, cleansing and peace with God through Christ Jesus.
If you are His and yet you feel like a complete failure in some area or are struggling with a besetting sin or walking through a wilderness season that seems like its never going to end, I want to encourage you: He is with you. He is for you. He does not love you any less now in the midst of your failings, than he did when He first called you out of darkness and made you a new creation.
Your are just as precious to Him right now reading this post as you were then, when you first came to Him.
Don’t run away in shame from the One who can save you and cleanse you from sin. Sprint to the throne of His grace. He is your life, your Hiding Place. Immerse yourself in His Word, seek His face, worship and adore Him in the midst of your helplessness and need for He is worthy and He will do for you what you could never do, if you will look to Him—and keep on looking.
“So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.” (Numbers 21:9)
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:14-15)
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)