Good or Bad Lemonade

“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” Psalm 32:1-2

When we really take the time to consider our lives and the choices we have made, none of us can claim to be perfect. Oh, we might like to mentally take out the balance scale and think the good has outweighed the bad, but none of us can say there is nothing on the “bad” side of the scale. No one can claim perfection.

The problem with the scale idea is that it is not the tool that God will use to judge. Perfection is the standard and anything less falls under the category of sinner. And sinner falls under the penalty of death.

Let’s say it’s a blistering hot day and we’ve been out for a long walk. We come back to the house and I tell you I’m going inside to get us both lemonade. I bring you a tall glass filled with ice and the summer drink of choice. But right before I hand it to you, I spit in it.

Okay, answer my question: Is the lemonade good or bad?

I’m guessing you’re thinking it’s pretty bad, even though most of it is still good lemonade, that spit just polluted it.

That’s what sin does in our lives. It isn’t a matter if the good outweighs the bad. The bad has to be eliminated.

What Jesus does when He comes into our lives is to wash our sin away. It isn’t so it’s less. It’s so it isn’t. The sin is gone, washed clean, not there anymore.

It won’t be a balance scale that is used. It will be perfection but when Jesus comes into our lives perfection is what He brings us. We just have to receive it.

Lord Jesus, please come into my life and wash my sins away.

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