Finding Peace - Full - FlippingBook - November 2017

151 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Chapter 16 Resting In Jesus One of life’s most significant milestones is that which we pass when we finally discover and accept that our own righteousness is “worth less than nothingness.” The prophet Isaiah likens human righteousness to filthy rags. Strong’s Concordance lays it on the line, however. According to this highly respected publication, the filthy rags that Isaiah is here referring to are actually used menstrual cloths? (Isaiah 64:6) Is there anything that has less value than a used menstrual cloth? This is the value that heaven places on all human righteousness - it only ever has a negative value! While this is a humbling truth indeed, once we accept it, it opens to us a whole new vista of understanding – firstly because it helps us to realize just how much we need a Saviour, and secondly because it is only those who understand their great need who can appreciate the magnitude of God’s more than amazing grace.