A concept I 1st heard of in the New Testament is also found in the Old...funny how that seems to work out all the time.
Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy Spirit from me.
51:12 Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with a free spirit.
(KJ2000 - sent from CadreBible)
LET'S NOT KID OURSELVES CHILDREN, WE CANNOT MAKE IT WITHOUT GOD.
“For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, Because our days on earth are as a shadow." - Bildad the Shuhite from the book of Job
Sometimes we look at the accomplishments of humanity and think we are beyond limits. It is funny how we know that "no one is perfect" and that "everyone is going to die eventually" but that never stops us from allowing pride to puff our heads up.
People who have come to know and love God 1st realize that, despite them many things that mankind can do, we are ultimately fragile and unworthy. Even with this knowledge, we still need constant reminders.
Jesus came that we could surpass our limitations and live a life that is pleasing to the One who created us.
|God helps those who help themselves...don't believe it.|
Sadly, many believe that God helps those who help themselves, but in actuality, He helps those who had no chance of helping themselves.