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October 14 : Have You Fallen Short?

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23


Read: Romans 8:1-9; I John 1:6-10; I John 2:1-5

The entire universe operates by laws or ordinances that were established by God from the beginning of creation. Psalms 119:89, 91 say God’s Word is forever settled in Heaven, and the entire universe continues to exist according to God’s ordinances or laws (paraphrased). That is a powerful understanding that can help us succeed in life. Most people can easily relate to natural laws like the law of gravity, and the law of lift etc. You and I know that if someone stands on a cliff and walks back with his eyes closed, they’ll fall. And that is not because the cliff is evil. It is simply a law. However, God did not just institute natural laws when He made the earth, He also instituted spiritual laws, and these control everything on earth including natural laws. One of such laws is expressed in Genesis 8:22 (and Galatians 6:7). That law states that as long as the earth exists, there will always be seasons of sowing and reaping. And our fruits are determined by the seeds we sow: You may have always assumed this was a natural law, but it is first a spiritual law before it is a natural law. Regardless of what part of the world you live in, you sow ‘thought,’ ‘word’ and ‘action’ seeds everyday. And these, more than anything else, are responsible for the fruits you have in your life today. So if you want to reap a good harvest in any area of your life, commit to sowing the right seeds. There is also a “Law of sin and death” and a “Law of the Spirit of life in Christ,” both expressed in our texts today. Missing the mark of God’s standard of excellence in any area of life subjects us to death, while aspiring to follow the Holy Spirit’s leadership in all areas of life cause the life of God to flow to us. If you have fallen short in any way, understand that Jesus already paid the price for your restoration. His Blood is the “propitiation” or atonement for our sins. That means repenting and confessing your sins on the grounds of Jesus’ Blood makes you righteous before God. Why not go ahead and make peace with Him today? Thank God for the Blood!