Missing the Bulls-eye ( by Carley Evans )

“[Jesus] Himself takes our weaknesses and carries our diseases.” (Matthew 8:17, HCSB)

We are fallen people, with a genetic predisposition to sin. Our very bodies carry the deoxyribonucleic acid of sin, of weaknesses, diseases, imperfections, faults, shortcomings, flaws, failings, omissions of good and commissions of evil. We ‘miss the mark,’ the bulls-eye of God’s perfect will. And this remains true as long as we live on this earth in these bodies.

Our hope lies in the resurrection, at which time the mortal is transformed into the immortal, the perishable becomes imperishable. When this happens, we become free from sin. All trace of sin is destroyed finally.

“Sown in corruption, raised in incorruption; sown in dishonor, raised in glory; sown in weakness, raised in power; sown a natural body, raised a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)

“Just as we bear the image of the man made of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly man.” (1 Corinthians 15:49)

“The spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 15:46)


8 thoughts on “Missing the Bulls-eye ( by Carley Evans )

  1. lambskinny says:

    Good morning, and thank you so much, Debbie. Carley

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Patricia! Carley

  3. mtsweat says:

    Amen! May you be blessed in Christ, Carley, with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, chosen in Him before the foundation of the world, that you should be holy and blameless before Him. Clothed in a robe of righteousness, His precious blood.
    Your words remind me of what Jesus said to His good friend, Peter, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean.” Thanks for your encouraging words.

  4. Jeff says:

    I long for the day…

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thanks BiForevr! Blessings! Carley

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