Jesus didn’t come to make you good but to make you Perfect, as your heavenly Father is Perfect. That requires Jesus to strip you of your sin, to bind up your wounds, and to teach you how to love.
Sin separates us from God’s perfection. It also robs us of the gifts of God in our lives. Due to “my” own actions, I run the risk of losing it all, for what… a temporary delight or a flash of selfishness? Sin isn’t worth the admission fee of everything.
I think Jesus would rebuke my pride. With a gentle smile, a warm hand on my shoulder, and penetrating look into my eyes, Jesus would say, “Learn to really love…
When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.
Prone to wander Lord I fear it, prone to leave the God I love… Take my heart Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Your courts above!