When It All Comes Out

This morning I found myself walking through I Kings 14-16 in a who’s who of Kings in Israel and Judah.  Each passage ended with, “Now the rest of the acts of ____ and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.   As I read these chapters it was a somber reminder of Jesus words, “There is none righteous, no not one.” 

As I studied, one king stood out.  This King’s name was Ahab. Here is God’s commentary about his life, “Ahab did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger, than all the kings of Israel who were before him,” 16:33.  As I read this commentary, I wrote in the margin of my bible, “A man who did more.”  However, quickly God reminded me of my own sin nature.  I was reminded that it way my sin that caused the death of Christ.  I was reminded that, even though I have been redeemed, there is still the old nature present within me that has shameful capabilities, Gal 5:16-19.

But above all I was reminded of the blood of Christ that has washed away my sins.  Because He has wiped away my sins, “It will never all come out how wicked I truly am.”  The words of the Psalmist are so dear to me, “As far away as the east is to the west, so far has he removed our sin from us,” Psalm 103:12.  

Today I walk in newness of life because of Christ.  Today I can live above the charges that my past cry out within my mind.  Paul wrote, “Who can lay a charge against God’s elect.  It is God who justifies,” Romans 8:34.  

When I look at Ahab’s life, I think, if not for the grace of God, there go I.  So on this day, if you are a follower of Christ, praise Him for His cleansing power in your life.  If you are not a follower of Christ, come to Jesus for the cleansing today.  If you have unconfessed sin, confess to Jesus today.  Get it all under the blood, so that you can once again walk in the newness of life you have been given by grace.

One Response to “When It All Comes Out”

  1. Marc Mullins Says:

    Amen. “There’s power in the blood…”

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