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When I stand before the Throne

Dressed in beauty not my own;

When I see Thee as Thou art,

Love Thee with unsinning heart;

Then, Lord, shall I fully know—

Not till then…how much I owe.

-Robert M. McCheyene

 

I have this excerpt from Robert M. McCheyene’s poem posted on a bulletin board next to my desk.  I read it and reread it because I can’t imagine what it will be like to love the Lord with an unsinning heart.  I am so aware of my own sinful heart that I often question how the Lord can love me and desire fellowship with me when I fail so very often.  When feelings tell me I am a failure and unworthy of forgiveness, I am thankful to know the truth of God’s forgiveness. My faith is not in my worthiness but in His mercy.

Romans 4:4&7 says, vs. 4 When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned.  But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.

 David said, vs. 7 Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.  Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.

I have a debt of sin that I could never pay but I have a Lord who paid it all.  In Christ, all my sins past, present and future are paid in full.  I will never have an unsinning heart here on earth but one day I will praise my Lord with a pure, unsinning heart.  Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name goes all the glory for Your unfailing love and faithfulness.

 

 

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