When You Don’t Know How

This morning I found myself engaged in two different intriguing scenes.  The first scene was an interview Mike Huckabee conducted with Tim Tebow.  Here was Huckabee’s question, “How do you deal with temptation.”  Tim’s answer was amazing.

The second scene is found in the first five chapters of Isaiah.  The nation of Israel has completely disregarded God’s direction for their lives.  They have fully embraced temptation, however at the same time they have continued to worship.  Here is God’s reply, “I cannot endure iniquity and solomon assembly,” Isaiah 1:13.  

In this moment both scenes comes together for me.  Both a nation and an individual deal with the question of sin and temptation.  Notice how, Isaiah instructs the people to deal with their sin, “Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,” 1:16.  

As I read these words, I immediately cried out to God, “I don’t know how.” Jim Reimann wrote, “So often the lost think they need to clean themselves up to come to Jesus.  What they do not realize, however, is that they are powerless to do so.” Cited on Pg. 159, “Look Unto Me, Devotions From The Pen Of Charles Spurgeon.”

Neither Tim Tebow, the Nation Of Israel, or Keith Joseph can overcome sin and temptation on our own.  Tm Tebow gave a wonderful testimony as to how we overcome. He said, “Only when I surrendered my life to Christ did victory come.  And only in Christ do I have victory today.”  These are the same words Isaiah spoke, “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become wool,” 1:18.  

Our God has cleansed us and created us new again for His glory.  Today I live a life that others who knew me when would have to say, “I don’t know how.”  Truly, no believer can ever say, “Look what I have done.” It is all Christ.

So, please allow me to encourage you to tell people the wonderful story of how Christ did for you what you could not do. Please allow me to encourage you to praise our wonderful Savior for His work on our behalf.  Please allow me to encourage you to daily learn how to walk this new road called the road of sanctification.

2 Responses to “When You Don’t Know How”

  1. Marc Mullins Says:

    Amen Brother! I hope you guys are refreshed and enjoyed your time!

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