Finding Peace - Full - FlippingBook - November 2017

199 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Chapter 20 The High Point of Life Having seen that the sum of human failing includes not only the bad things that we do, but also the good things that we fail to do, we now need to revisit a thought that has surfaced repeatedly throughout this book: The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick . (Jeremiah 17:9) While this is a rather bitter truth, there is a very special blessing associated with it – and in order to secure this blessing all that we have to do is to accede that our hearts are sick and deceitful. This is a most comforting truth and it comes to us from the lips of Jesus Himself. He tells us that: 1. We are blessed when we know that we are sinners, 2. We are blessed when we regret the fact that we are sinners, and . . . 3. We are blessed when we submit to the fact that in and of ourselves we have no power whatsoever that can free us from sin. (Matthew 5:3-5 paraphrased; see DA299-302)