***SANDUSKY: In the eyes of our Maker, the very Judge of our eternal souls, we are just as guilty, even if we have just conceived sin in our hearts! (Matthew 5:28; James 1:13-15) Okay, what this man did was horrendous and yet, God is so holy, that each and every one of us has grossly violated Him with our own sins. When we begin to be enlightened to this biblical truth/reality, we will cease stoning others in our attitudes and words. Remember, that the LORD told us that He is “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8)
Jesus told us that it would be better to be thrown into the deepest sea with a 2,000 millstone tied about our neck than to offend a little child or a believer in Jesus Christ (Matthew 18:1-11. Then Christ says “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:11)
Perhaps Sandusky has, God forbid, gone too far and his conscience is seared, preventing him from repenting (1 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 6:4-6; 12:14-17). Yet, what should be our desire and prayer?
Think about it: So the man sinned grossly. And yes, it was severely wicked before God and to the harm of many. Yet … So, is it better that he repent and be forgiven OR would you rather see the blood of Jesus not applied to this man for whom Christ bled on that cross?
Where is your heart?
Are you thinking like the unregenerate or a truly saved-by-grace disciple of Jesus?
Have you and I been redeemed by any goodness of our own? No! Become very familiar with Psalms 39:4-5; Titus 3:3-7; Genesis 6:6, 5, 12; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 7:18, 24.
Should we lift up these victims to the LORD in Jesus’ name?
Did Jesus not freely forgive/pardon the vile sinner who hung next to Him on the cross?
Should we pray that our LORD will show this man mercy unto eternal life?
Should we ask the LORD to touch all involved, including this man’s family?
Sin: Man’s Core Problem – Please read this article for an essential, foundational biblical doctrine (the doctrine of man).
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