The Upward Look
© Copyright 2005, Max D. Hutto,

“He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” Psalm 103:10 NASB

We have rebelled against God and not obeyed His commands. We have bent and then broken His laws. We are guilty. Because of our sins, we deserve severe punishment and eternal separation from God. However, God does not punish us as we deserve. He does not give us the payment for our sins. Instead, God deals in great mercy and grace. He desires that we repent and return to Him.

Lord Jesus, I am amazed at Your great mercy and grace demonstrated to me by Your taking the punishment for my sin on Calvary’s cross. Help me today that by my actions others will see that I have turned from sin to following You.


February 11, 2005


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