A Simple Exercise

Do a simple exercise with me. Measure your life against just these four standards from the Ten Commandments:

You must not steal. Have you ever stolen anything? A paper clip? A parking space? …you, thief.

You must not lie. Those who say they haven’t– just did.

You must not commit adultery. Jesus said, “If you look at a woman with lust, you’ve committed adultery in your heart” (Matthew 5:28).

You must not murder. Before you claim innocence, Jesus said “Anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder” (Matthew 5:22).

Jesus made His position clear: “Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). So where does that leave us? It leaves us drawing hope from 1 Corinthians 15:3. Christ died for our sins—in place of—on behalf of! So, don’t measure yourself by keeping commandments. Measure yourself by the cross.

From: 3:16 – Max Lucado

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