Romans 3:23 (NASB) … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
As a young boy, I was fascinated with the space program especially Apollo 13. An old pastor friend of mine thinks that man's fascination with reaching the stars is our way of getting closer to God. Maybe that's why I was so intrigued by the space program. All I know is that the crew of Apollo 13 had to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere by hitting a point no larger than the thin side of a sheet of paper. They didn't have a lot of room to miss the mark. Today's verse speaks that all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ALL of us have and will sin. In a sense, we will miss the mark of living to bring God glory. It's the first part of salvation - coming to know Christ as Lord and Savior. It's admitting our failures, the times when we don't bring God glory. The Apollo crew hit their mark and arrived home safely. We too can come home safely to Christ, but we must admit our failures, turn away from them, and turn to Christ. How have you missed the mark? What are you doing about it? A simple prayer asking for forgiveness can put us back on the track to come home safely. Take a moment and admit where you have sinned and come home to Jesus.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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