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God Forgives the Guilty

God Forgives the Guilty

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

When something doesn’t work the way it is supposed to, the word we often use to describe it is defective. There is some sort of imperfection that is causing it to malfunction. It isn’t living up to its full potential. Have you ever felt defective when it comes to your faith and desire to follow God? Maybe at one time you felt close to Him, but now He feels distant. You beat yourself up because you don’t know the Bible very well. Fear has diminished your trust. Things that used to be clear are now hazy. Faith that used to be rock solid is beginning to show signs of distress. Joy has given way to feelings of shame and remorse. You wonder if God could ever use someone as ordinary and imperfect as you. If He could, would He even want to? If you’ve ever felt that way, then your experience isn’t at all inconsistent with what we see from the lives of imperfect a