Is there any hope for us? Our situation seems hopeless - until we look to Jesus.
"Who can stand before Me?" (Job 41:10). God puts this question to every one of us. God's Word gives two answers to this question. The first answer speaks to us of our sin. The second answer speaks to us of our Saviour. The first thing God says to us is this: "There is no-one righteous, not even one" (Romans 3:10). The question is asked, "ho shall ascend the hill of the Lord? Who shall stand in His holy place?" The answer is given, "He who has clean hands and a pure heart...He will receive blessing from the Lord" (Psalm 24:3-5). We read these words, and we wonder, "Is there any hope for us?" Our situation seems hopeless - until we look to Jesus, the Man "without sin", "the beloved Son with whom God is well pleased", the Saviour who "died for our sins" (Hebrews 4:14-16; Matthew 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:3).