clean up my heart" Even in Old Testament times
David knew that only God could change his heart. Only God could remove sin.
Only God could make him live a righteous life.
True Biblical grace is God focused. True Biblical grace brings us to our
knees in repentance before a Holy God as we cry out, "Lord rescue me from
my sin for I am powerless to change in my own strength." True Biblical
grace always points towards the savior not towards self.
Also, true Biblical righteousness is God focused. True Biblical
righteousness brings us to our knees in repentance before a Holy God as we
cry out, "Lord, rescue me from my sin for I am powerless to change in my
own strength. True Biblical righteousness always points towards the savior
not towards self.
dichotomy between grace and works is not balance but focus. We are not to
be balanced people but FOCUSED people! The focus of our lives is Jesus and
his mighty work in our lives. The moment our focus becomes self we have
been deceived by satan, on one side or the other of the grace/works
The apostle Paul
was very clear that the answer to the sin problem was Christ and Christ
alone, even as a born again Christian it was not Paul's effort that
delivered him from sin but the work of the cross through the power of the
We seek God, we
surrender to God, and God does the work of change in our lives!