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What Are We Lacking At Christmas?
December 19, 2014, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

jesus's weekend fansHave you ever read Romans 3:23? “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God!” This declaration has two parts. First, all have sinned. I can’t really think that anyone would attempt to say they haven’t done something wrong. Some may not like the word “sin” but most agree that we all have made bad decision, wrong choices, committed wrong acts, and done unacceptable acts. To sin means to miss the standard. We miss God’s standard of right and wrong because we live selfish and self-centered lives. The second part of the verse is often overlooked because we don’t really understand it. “Come short of the glory of God.” What does this mean? To come short means to lack. We lack the glory of God. We are created to glorify God, but instead we live selfish and self-centered lives, glorifying ourselves and lacking the glory of God in our lives. Our sin reflects our choice to trade away bringing glory to God for a life of glorifying ourselves. We lack the glory of God because glorifying God is the the ultimate ambition and goal that we hold as the number one priority of our lives. We treat God like a weekend football game. On Sunday we get into glorifying Him through our worship as He becomes the center of our lives and then on Monday, we go back to trading His glory for something else that we consider more important. Over the Christmas season, please allow the Holy Spirit to take inventory of your life. I will! Prayerfully ask Him to show you the areas of your life that doesn’t glorify Him. Determine to be more than a weekend friend, but a loving child and willing servant who has Him as the center of our universe!

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