Summary: We are not perfect. We aren't OK. We have failings and weakness. We all make mistakes. So we are not OK. Yet Jesus went to the cross knowing what we would do right and do wrong. Knowing the good, bad and ugly of it all; He went all the way for all of us
“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” -Anne Frank
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” - Havelock Ellis
“It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.” - Benjamin Franklin
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” -James A. Michener
“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” –Unknown
Galatians 2:16-21 (20)
Not OK, That’s OK:
Adam and Eve failed the test of Obedience in the Garden of Eden; As they partook of the forbidden fruit.
I Timothy 2:13-14 “13-For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14- And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” –Adam willfully chose to do wrong.
Genesis 3:5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Their understanding was opened that very day.
The same wording is used in Genesis chapter 2:
Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
They both died spiritually that very day.
Young’s literal Translation of the Bible renders it this way:
Genesis 2:17 “and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.”
Eating of the forbidden fruit was Not OK.
However, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
Isaiah 28:18 “And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand…”
Ephesians 4:8 “Wherefore he [Jesus] saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.”
Here in Ephesians chapter 4 and verse the writer is quoting from Psalm 68:18 “Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.”
Adam and Eve received these promises in Genesis chapter 3:
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity [extreme hatred] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
--Death on Calvary was a bruising our savior’s heel; Resurrection was the crushing of his head.