Powered by 4 - July 25, 2016

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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 7:15-29

It's not uncommon for me to say in a Bible study or a conversation with friend or someone who has asked me about being a Christian, that I sin every day. So when I read verse 20, "Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins," it caught my attention. Many times when I make the statement that I am a sinner, I get a strange look and/or the perplexed response "But you're a Christian." I love it when that happens because I then have the opportunity to explain and talk about the fact that although my sins have been forgiven through Christ's death on the cross, I’m still human which means I'm not, and will never be, "sinless" this side of heaven. However, as a follower of Christ, my aim is to grow in my relationship with God, and in so doing, be more aware of my sin and strive to sin less and less each day.

Was there a verse or passage from Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 that stood out to you like verse 20 did to me, and why? What’s one thing you learned about wisdom from Solomon today? Tami

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