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Falling Short

Posted: August 03, 2016

Have you ever hurt someone’s feelings without even realizing it? If you’re married, have a job, friends or children, chances are, you absolutely have. Even when we don’t mean to, our words or actions can be sinful and cause someone else harm. Did you know the Bible says that we were born sinners (Psalm 51:5) and that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)? It’s true!

Because we are born sinful, sometimes our pride, selfishness, or other sins of the flesh can take over without us even realizing it!

But thank God for his forgiveness! Even though we continue to sin, whether it is intentional or unintentional, God continually offers his forgiveness for our failings. 

“But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.”

- Psalm 19:12 NIV

Lord, thank you for your grace and forgiveness. Help me to search my heart and get rid of the sins I may not even realize I’m dealing with. Help me to become more like Christ each day. In Jesus’ name, amen.