Grace and Color Chips of White

© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 1:14

It is difficult for a human to realize the purity of righteousness until they have recognized the dark stain of unrighteousness. Pure white never looks as brilliant to the natural eye until contrasted with another color. I was not able to appreciate spotless until I saw my sin from His view.
I had played in the world and needed a cleaning transformation.
But my perception was ..I am a good person. A nice person. We have many variations of self perceived self righteousness.
I was wrong.
Just as there are no stages of perfection achieved by human endeavor there are no stages of salvation. We have nothing to add in our flesh except submission to His perfect gift of righteousness.
It is no longer about who I am, but whose I am.

A "good' person sees themselves and their actions as a neutral white. But visit any paint aisle and you will be amazed at the many hues of white.  Human nature takes most things at face value, like white is white...right?
But the Word divides asunder our human perception and opens wide the eyes of our understanding and allows us to see as He sees. Shadows and variations of fleshly endeavor never equal the cleansing and the stain removing power of His blood as applied to our lives and thinking.

If you are tired, tired of trying to be perfect. Then I have Good News for you. He who is perfect, Christ Jesus, is offering you perfection. His. His sacrifice on the cross and His blood which was shed for our redemption.

Today is the day.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.


Isaiah 55-all of it.
Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

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