Putting our trust in God and depending on his
intrinsic goodness frees us from the need to
find explanations for everything.
by: Frank Retief, from: Daily
4:6 - "Even as David also describeth
the blessedness of the man,
unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works."
God imputes righteousness to you through His Son. What does "impute" mean?
To put on your account. At the moment you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, God
makes you righteous. Romans 4:8
says, "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."
A woman was asked one day what it felt like to be saved and she replied, "It
feels as though I am standing in Jesus shoes and He is standing in mine." A
scholar or theologian couldn't have said it any better. "For He hath made Him to
be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God
in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Thank God that though you are a sinner, He doesn't impute it to you and
though you are not righteous, He inputs that to you!
Hebrews 13:4 - "Marriage is
honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but
whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
I'm continually amazed at the apathetic responses to surveys where people are
asked, "Does it make any difference to you whether a candidate is faithful to
his wife or not?" Or, "Would you vote for a man that was unfaithful to his
wife?" And they say, "It doesn't matter." Well friend, it makes a difference to
me. And more importantly,
it makes a difference to God. When couples break solemn vows - unless they
every ounce of their hearts - trust is broken. Put it down big, straight, and
who treat sex lightly will treat other people lightly.
Are you married? Find some time today to express to your spouse your love and
faithful commitment to him or her.
1 Corinthians 7:1-2 -
". . . it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let
have her own husband."
Premarital sex always endangers future marital happiness.
It follows as night follows day. Surveys have shown that those who were sexually
pure when they went to the marriage altar have the greatest opportunity to have
a happy marriage. You can understand why. Suppose a man says to a woman "I love
you so much I just can't wait." He talks her into giving in to his desires. Now
think about a man who loves and respects a
woman by keeping her pure. Do you see the trust that that builds? God has a
wonderful plan for you. Sex is so bad outside marriage because it's so good
Are you single? Take courage from knowing God's best is your purity. Though
it may be hard to wait, God will honor your obedience.
An attractive young miss was about to go to bed with her blind
date when she
burst into tears.
"I'm afraid you'll get the wrong idea about me," she said between sobs. "I'm
really not that kind of girl!"
"I believe you," her date said, as he tried to comfort her.
"You're the first one," she gulped.
"The first one to make love to you?" he asked.
"No, silly," she replied. "The first one to believe me!"