Yesterday, our dog Buddy was acting strangely. He kept moving his head as if urgently looking for something. His body trembled, and he couldn’t stand up. We got him to the vet immediately. He had an infection in his brain that caused extreme dizziness. His equilibrium improved; now he can walk short distances.
Buddy’s lack of balance made me think of the number of times the sin of this world tries to knock us off our spiritual equilibrium. The world throws us off balance by insisting that sin has more power to ruin our lives than God has to save our lives. Suddenly we stagger in doubt, questioning whether Jesus Christ’s death on the cross has the power to bring us salvation. Our sinful nature makes us question whether we need the cross at all. It deceives us into thinking that we are not sinful and have no need for a Savior.
Scripture tries to right our imbalance and speaks very clearly to our condition. “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).
The world tries to throw us off balance by insisting that we can by our own merits overcome our sins. In fact, the world won’t even talk about our rebellion and disobedience towards God. It will instead tell us that Jesus was just a man.
Stay in balance; hear the Scriptures speak: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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