We All Have Been There – Disobedient

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:3-5)

I wish I could say that I have been saved all my life. I wish I could say that I have always strived to be obedient to God. I even wish I could say that after becoming saved, I have always been obedient to the Word of God. But that would be a lie. All of us have been disobedient at one time or another. I am not talking about just disobeying one commandment. What I am saying is that at one time, we have been totally unconcerned about what the Bible says.  We were just living in disobedience and fulfilling every desire and lust of the flesh. What ever we wanted to do, we just did it. I think often that if it had not been for God’s saving grace, we would be just like some of those who are even now unconcerned about God’s righteousness. Thank God for His mercy. It is because of His mercy that we are who we are today. It is not because we decided on our own to start living right. It is not because we changed ourselves and realized the error of our ways. It is totally because of His mercy and the power of the Holy Spirit convicting us.  It is because we accepted His Son. He showed us kindness while we were yet sinners and died for us. He washed us with His blood. He renewed us in His love. He saved us by His sacrifice. Now He keeps us by His Holy Spirit. We were once lost. We were once blind. We were once disobedient. We were once hateful. At one time, we served our own desires and lusts. But now…………………..We serve Christ.

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