“Sire,” he said, “I don’t know why I am here. I was in a crowd when a crime was committed. When they arrested everybody, they got me. I am innocent.”
He asked another who said, “I am not really guilty, but I am a victim of false witnesses who have lied about me.” The king went throughout the ship. Each one of them had some reason why he was innocent and should not be there, until he came to one man.
When the king asked, “Why are you here?” the man replied, “Sire, I am here because I deserve to be here. I have sinned against my God. I have sinned against my king, and now I am paying the penalty for my sin.” When the king heard that, he stepped back and said, “You knave! What are you doing here among so many honest men? Guards, release him and get him out of here!”
Not until we admit our sin are we going to know the mercy and the forgiveness of the king. Romans 4:7-8 says, “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on TCP News and Inspirational Christian Blogs, and from there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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